Brunswick School cross country team’s runners produced stellar finishes at the Canterbury Invitational held on Saturday.
The Bruins placed fifth in the team standings, placing behind Hotchkiss School, Loomis Chaffee, Hopkins School and Deerfield Academy. Brunswick was led by Lucas Pombo’s third-place finish overall, the best finish ever by a Bruins runner at the event. Pombo led the race for most of the first two miles, coach Steve Polikoff noted.
Brunswick’s Nathan Lee stayed with the leaders early and was in eighth place through two miles and best-ever finish among 8th-graders for Brunswick’s program. Significant improvement from the rest of the team made for a decent showing, defeating Blair, Hill, Kent, Berkshire, and Westminster at the competition.
Pombo, a senior, posted a time of 16:26, good for third place. Lee was 13th overall, clocking in at 17:39. Charles Stemerman, a junior was 33rd (19:45) and sophomore Carter Bagaria placed 36th (19:55). Sophomore Patrick Duncan finished the race in 20:42, while Freddie Parkin, a freshman, registered a time of 20:52.