Athwal’s individual championship, NOVA’s No.2 moment

Athwal’s individual championship, NOVA’s No.2 moment

ANNANDALE – The 2018-19 athletic season was filled with tremendous action on the court and field, and for the next week the Northern Virginia Community College athletic department is counting down the top 10 moments.

The Nighthawks athletics staff has selected Kmaljeet Athwal first place finish at the Region 20 Division I Championships as our No. 2 moment of the 2018-19 season.

Athwal, who last season broke the school record in the 5K and 6K -- became the first individual champion in NOVA history. The Leesburg, Va., native finished the race in 21 minutes, 14.60 seconds and was 14 seconds ahead of the second-place runner.

Athwal was the Nighthawks top runner in all five races last fall and had a pair of top 20 finishes in the regular season.