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Novi Men’s Cross Country: Academic State
Champs (again)!

12/7/16   Photo L to R: Head Coach Robert Smith, Trey Mullins, Nate Wood, John Landy, Gabe Mudel, Scott Macpherson, Aric Landy, Chris Silva, Assistant Coach Samantha Hudson

NOVI, MI - For the third consecutive year the Novi Men’s Cross Country Team has been crowned Academic State Champions. The Wildcats who represented Novi at the State Finals defeated all other teams with their cumulative grade point average of 4.0! “The fastest runners on our team each carry a perfect GPA” exclaimed Coach Robert Smith. “We take as much pride in winning the academic state championship as we do with our athletic achievements. It is a huge point of pride for our program”.

Novi also ran to an impressive 4th place finish at the State Meet this year. Only about 20% of all cross country teams even qualify for the state finals. “To place in the Top 10 at the State is quite an achievement” commented Coach Smith. “I am extremely proud of this team; both on the cross country course and in the classroom”.

Novi has placed in the Top 10 in the State Meet thirteen times, including two State Championships and two Runners-up. They also have 4 Academic State Championships under their belts.