Yup, if you take a newbie time them in something like Fran, start training them in Crossfit and in 90 days they will have a better Fran time. Who would ever guess that training a new person would help them get better at whatever you are training them in? My Fran time went down while doing CF, but my strength was going no where. That was one of the reasons I switched away from doing a pure CF type workout to a more strength based one, I wanted to be stronger.
Plus I thought some of the WOD's and how the programming was being done was relly stupid.