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Mustangs fall to Novi, but rebound
Frank Griffiths earns place with Mustangs’ best

October 1, 2009

It was a tale of two Northville cross country teams last week as the Mustangs found themselves with extremely different endings to two different races.

In the first situation, the Mustangs stumbled and fell against rival Novi last Tuesday, dropping the race 42-16 against the Wildcats, who are ranked sixth in the state. Four days later, they rebounded nicely, taking third in the Catholic Central Invitational in a field of 12 very talented teams.

“They are one of the best teams in the state of Michigan,” Northville coach Chris Cronin said of Wildcats, who handed Northville their worst defeat to their cross-town rival since 1999. “That said, we didn’t run anywhere near our potential, and that was disappointing. I told the team after the race that I think it’s a question of learning an not feeling that all is lost. I think we can learn from it and get better.”

The learning curve was a steep one, but the Mustangs proved they could educate themselves quickly as they turned around and took third place in the Catholic Central Invitational. They earned 81 points to finish behind two of the state’s best teams in Pinckney, which was first with 36 points, and second-place Catholic Central, which earned 46.

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