Athwal freshman season is No. 2 moment

Athwal freshman season is No. 2 moment

ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College athletic department is counting down the top 10 moments of the 2017-18 season. The list is comprised of individual and team highlights from the field of play.

The Nighthawks athletic department has selected Kmaljeet Athwal’s freshman record breaking performance. In her first season at NOVA, Athwal broke the school record in the 5 and 6-kilometer races.

At the NJCAA Division I National Championship in November, Athwal (20:09.80) bested her previous 5k time by 10 seconds. In the 6k, Athwal broke the Nighthawks four-year-old school record by over a minute and a half, which was previously held Heather Mwitanti.

Athwal also won the Region 20 Division I race and was named all-region after helping the Nighthawks to their fourth straight region title.