Brunswick School

Brunswick’s Lucas Pombo wins FAA cross country title at Sherwood Island

Contributed photo, Lucas Pombo of Brunswick School, left, finished first in the FAA championship race at Sherwood Island Park on Monday, Nov, 1, 2021, while Maddy Lee of Greenwich Academy was the girls’ FAA champion.

Brunswick School senior Lucas Pombo recorded a first-place finish at the FAA Cross Country Championships on Monday at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, helping lead the Bruins to a second-place finish in the team standings.

Pombo captured the first-place medal by posting a time of 16:04 for the Bruins in the 3.1-mile race. Bruins coach Steve Polikoff noted that Pombo’s winning time was the third fastest time in the history of the school’s program.

Brunswick finished only 10 points behind FAA champion Hopkins School in the team standings at Monday’s championship meet, which included each squad in the league.

Nathan Lee, an eighth-grader, placed fifth overall in Monday’s race for the Bruins, crossing the finish line in 17:31. Sophomore Luke Dougherty was 14th with a time of 18:11. Carter Bagaria, a sophomore, finished 18th in 18:23, while Brunswick teammate Caleb Boateng had a 26-place finish (19:15).

Charlie Stemerman (19:30) and Patrick Duncan (19:33) were 29th and 30th, respectively for the Bruins. Coach Polikoff noted that Pombo and Lee earned All-League recognition, while Dougherty and Bagaria received Honorable Mention accolades.  Pombo’s run was a personal-best by 12 seconds, and Bagaria had a breakout performance, a personal-best time by 43 seconds. 

In the FAA Junior Varsity Championships, which also took place at Sherwood Island on Monday, Thomas Coughlin gave Brunswick a ninth-place finish in 20:01. Hunter Wu was 12th in 20:09 and Seth Yoo placed 16th (20:40) for the Bruins.

Brunswick teammates Freddy Parkin (20:47) and Walter Scott (21:20) were 18th and 27th, respectively.

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