Brunswick School

Brunswick cross country team goes 6-1 at FAA meet to improve its record to 12-2; Lucas Pombo of the Bruins places first Greenwich Country Day turns in solid effort at Sherwood Island race

Brunswick School’s cross country team continued its strong season Wednesday at its second FAA meet of the season, posting a 6-1 record against its league foes at Sherwood Island in Norwalk.

Senior Lucas Pombo paced the Bruins with a first-place finish in the 3.1-mile race. Pombo registered a winning time of 16:16.80 for the Bruins, who beat Greens Farms Academy, 26-30, St. Luke’s, 21-39, Rye Country Day School, 19-41, King 19-43, Greenwich Country Day, 19-43 and Masters, 18-43. Brunswick’s lone loss of the meet came against Hopkins School, 28-31.

Pombo led from start to finish on his way to winning the race with a personal-record time. Nathan Lee, a freshman, finished fourth for Brunswick with a time of 17:09.90, followed by Luke Dougherty (17:52.80, sophomore, ninth place).

Carter Bagaria, a sophomore was 25th (19:12.70), while Charlie Stemerman (19:31.20, junior) and Kieran Raker (19:35.00, junior) were 28th and 29th, respectively, for Brunswick, which has an overall record of 12-2 on the season.

Sophomore Thomas Coughlin posted a time of 20:50.50, freshman Freddie Parkin finished the race in 20:13.20 and Patrick Duncan had a time of 20:14.50 for the Bruins.

For Greenwich Country Day School, junior Al Nickerson placed third with a time of 17:05.90 and senior Harrison Cole was 30th (19:35.00). Vaughn Shannonhouse, a senior, finished the race in 20:09.90 and freshman Landon Ristau had a time of 20:11.70 for Greenwich Country Day.

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  1. GHS also ran this week against New Canaan, Darian & Fairfield Ward & defeated them. Leading the way for the Varsity Cardinals was GHS Captain Zachary Jelinek with a 1st place finish in the meet in a time of 16:26, an 18 second PR on the course. Christian Zawislack finished 2nd for GHS and 3rd overall in a time of 16:40 & Quinn Collins finished 3rd.


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