ANNANDALE – The four-time NJCAA Region 20 champion Northern Virginia Community College cross country team and head coach Nicole Mancini have announced the upcoming 2018 schedule.
The Nighthawks, who return two from a season ago begin the 2018 campaign Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. with an intersquad meet at Nokesville Park.
Following the preseason race, NOVA returns to the course Aug. 31 at the 4K Mary Washington Opener in Fredericksburg. The next week, the Nighthawks travel to Stevenson, Md., to race in the 6K Shannon Henretty Invitation.
After taking a week off, NOVA races at the 5K Hornet Harrier for the fourth straight season in Winchester, Va. Seven days later the Nighthawks compete against NCAA Division I opponents in the 6K George Mason Invitational.
NOVA wraps up the regular season Saturday, Oct. 13 at its third 6K of the season when the Nighthawks race at the Hood College Open.
The postseason begins Oct. 28, when NOVA goes for its fifth straight region title at Westmoreland Community College. The NJCAA Division I National Championship this season is hosted by Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan.