Men’s Cross Country defeats Salem Rocks 20-39
9/21/16 Right to Left: John Landy, Gabe Mudel (partially
hidden), and Scott Macpherson.
Salem’s Luke Haran took first
place in a time of 16:59. Novi did not challenge.
Instead, the Wildcats continued to employ their pack
mentality to overcome Salem in the team scoring.
Novi’s John Landy led the Wildcat
contingent with a time of 17:51. He was immediately
followed by Gabe Mudel, Scott Macpherson, Aric Landy,
Trey Mullins, and Chris Silva. All five were awarded a
time 17:51. “We run best when we run in a pack. We try
to do it whenever possible” explained Coach Robert
Nate Wood (12th, 18:09) rounded
out the top 7 for Novi. “Nate was just a little off of
the pace today” said Coach Smith. “He has proven that he
can run with our top pack. He’ll be back, no worries”.
Freshman Matt Whyte almost broke
into the varsity ranks by finishing in 8th place for the
Novi runners. His time of 18:10 was good for 13th place
overall. “Matt has a bright future for us” observed
Smith. “He will most likely be in the 17’s before the
end of the month. I am very proud of his commitment and
Whyte, Adam Krueger, and Divyesh
Hariram all set a career PR in the 80 degree day at Cass