Men’s Cross Country: Regional Champs, again!
Photo: Front Row (from L to R): Chris Silva, Scott
Macpherson, Head Coach Robert Smith, Gabe Mudel, Trey
Mullins. Back Row: John Landy, Nate Wood, Aric Landy.
The Novi Men’s Cross Country team
was crowned the 6-1 MHSAA Regional Champion last
Saturday after coming in first in the 16 team tournament
event. This marks the second straight year that the
Wildcats have brought home the first-place trophy.
Novi earned just 54 points, far
outdistancing a tough Northville squad who came in
second with 87. Livonia Stevenson took third with 133,
while Catholic Central came in fourth with 134. The top
3 teams advance to the MHSAA State Finals next weekend;
low score wins.
The ‘Cats were paced by junior
all-stater Gabe Mudel who took second overall with an
outstanding time of 15:54. Senior Scott Macpherson was
next for Novi with a 6th place (16:02) overall finish.
He was closely followed by senior John Landy (7th,
Senior Aric Landy (19th, 16:28)
and sophomore Trey Mullins (30th, 16:30) rounded out the
scoring for Novi. Senior Chris Silva (27th, 16:45) and
junior Nate Wood (33rd, 17:05) completed the varsity
“We ran great!” exclaimed head
coach Robert Smith. “All seven runners ran with
intensity and focus. Northville beat us just a week ago
in the KLAA Conference meet. Our guys really stepped up
their game today to beat them and to bring home the
Regional Tournament title”.