Men’s Cross Country tames the Lions
Photo: Matt Whyte
The Novi Men’s Cross Country Team
took one step closer to being crowned the Divisional
Champions Tuesday by defeating the South Lyon Lions with
a score of 20-43. Our Wildcats remain undefeated in
Conference action with one meet remaining.
Josh Chezick from South Lyon took
first place overall with a time of 17:35, but Novi took
the next 8 places.
Freshman Matt Whyte led the way
for the Wildcats with an outstanding time of 17:36.
“This was the 7th fastest time ever recorded by a
freshman at Cass Benton” exclaimed Coach Robert Smith.
“He knocked off Mark Avenius from the Freshman Top 10
list (1997, 17:48). Avenius went on to become one of our
legendary athletes in our program”.
Right on his heels came Alex
Schafer (3rd, 17:48). “Alex led most of the race today”
noted Coach Smith. “He just ran out of gas at the end,
but he ran a smart race and gave 100%”.
Tim Truly was the third man for
Novi (4th, 18:07). He was closely followed by Matt Gamm
(5th, 18:13), Dallas Foley (6th, 18:26), Brett Mackay
(7th, 18:31), and Prateek Bhola (8th, 18:40)
“We put in a new varsity line-up
today vs. South Lyon” explained Smith. “I am really
proud of the way that these 7 guys stepped up to