Aric Landy, Scott Macpherson, Gabe Mudel, and John Landy
Men’s Cross Country runs past Stevenson
On a beautiful early fall day last
Tuesday the Novi Men’s Cross Country Team defeated the
Spartans of Livonia Stevenson by a score of 17-43 at
historic Cass Benton Park.
Novi’s Aric Landy won the meet
with an impressive time of 16:49. “Aric has been our
first man before, but this is the first time that he
came in first overall in a meet” noted Coach Robert
Smith. “He was under full control for the entire race”.
It was actually the acclaimed Novi
pack that finished off the Spartans. “We took the first
four places today” said Coach Smith. “Our strategy was
to have our pack lead the whole way. Stevenson could not
break into our group up front.”
Coming in 2-4 were John Landy
(16:50), Gabe Mudel (16:55), and Scott Macpherson
Trey Mullins (7th, 17:18) and
Chris Silva (8th, 17:19) were next to cross the line for
Novi. “We have quite a battle for our fifth slot”
observed Smith. “Both guys are hungry. This internal
competition will help both of these athletes. They both
respond well to the challenge”.
Nate Wood rounded out the varsity
by placing 10th with a time of 17:38.
Alex Schafer (12th) and Matt Whyte
(14th) also broke the 18 minute barrier by running 17:44
and 17:52 respectively.
Whyte, Satvik Malapati, Matt Gamm,
Kush Madhani, Jake Ryba, and Divyesh Hariram all set an
overall career pr’s