Men’s Cross Country: Back to back county champs
Photo: Gabe Mudel
The Novi Men’s Cross Country team
defended their Oakland County Championship title by
winning the 2016 edition with an outstanding score of 73
points. Milford High School was a distant second with
153 (lowest score wins).
“All of our varsity runners
brought their A-game today,” noted Coach Robert Smith.
“They all ran really well”.
Returning All-Stater Gabe Mudel
was first for Novi. His time of 16:25 was good for 4th
place overall. “Gabe is slightly ahead of last year’s
pace right now” exclaimed Coach Smith.
“Scott Macpherson had a fantastic
finish to a fantastic race” noted Smith. “Scott was
flying through the finish line”. Macpherson finished in
the top ten, coming in 9th with a 16:39.
Landy continued his hot streak, coming in 13th in a time
of 16:44. Right on his heals was his brother John who
came in 14th in 16:46.
Trey Mullins rounded out the
scoring for the Wildcats. The sophomore ran an
impressive (36th) 17:09 on the challenging Possum Hollow
course inside Kensington Metro Park. Junior Nate Wood
(36th) 17:10 was right there for insurance and to
displace the other teams’ top five.
“We were the only team with four
All-County (top 30) runners” said Smith. “And all of
ours were in the Top 15”. “That, along with a strong 5th
and 6th made it impossible for the other teams to make a