ANNANDALE -- We have now reached the top two in the Northern Virginia Community College athletic department countdown of the 10 best moments of the 2016-17 athletics season. The list is comprised of individual and team highlights from the field of play.
The NOVA athletic department has selected the Nighthawks cross country teams third consecutive NJCAA Region 20 Championship as the No. 2 moment of the 2016-17 season. NOVA won the 2016 championship by 11 points over Harford, and had five runners in the top seven.
Three of the Nighthawks were named to the all-region team after they finished in the top five. Emily Compton led the trio with a time of 21 minutes, 54.8 seconds, while Cary Brown was fourth and Sarah Dierlam finished fifth.
At the start of the run in 2014, NOVA defeated Hagerstown by one and during the 2015 race the Nighthawks downed CCBC Essex by five points.