Kmaljeet Athwal was the individual winner at the 5K 2018 NJCAA Region 20 Championship. NOVA cross country team took second place.
The Nighthawks finished with 32 points, while first-place Harford won the region title with 23 points.
Athwal became the first NOVA student-athlete to win an individual championship, as she crossed the line in 21 minutes, 14.60 seconds. The Leesburg, Va., native was 14 seconds ahead of second-place Hyunsun Reilly (21:28.30) from Harford.