Brunswick School

Brunswick’s Nathan Lee wins FAA cross country race; Bruins place second in team standings at first league meet; Greenwich Country Day fourth in team standings

Brunswick School freshman Nathan Lee began his high school cross country career in style, finishing first at the season’s first FAA meet held on Wednesday at Sherwood Island State Park in Wesport.

Lee registered a winning time of 16:55 for the Bruins, who competed with seven other teams in the FAA regular season meet. Luke Dougherty, a junior, had Brunswick’s next best finish after Lee, placing sixth in 18:04.

Charlie Stemerman, a senior, was 20th for the Bruins, clocking in at 19:57, while teammate Kieran Raker, a junior, placed 28th in 20:27.

Hopkins School was the winning team at Wednesday’s FAA regular season meet with a team score of 33 points. Brunswick was second (92 points), followed by Rye Country Day School (101), Greenwich Country Day (102), St. Luke’s (102), Masters (124), Greens Farms Academy (150) and King (203).

“Nathan Lee began his high school career with a solid performance, winning in 16:55,” Brunswick coach Steve Polikoff said. “We saw much promise from Luke Dougherty, who finished sixth in 18:04.”

Greenwich Country Day School was led by senior Al Nickerson’s fifth-place finish (17:55). Teammate Eli Rosen, a sophomore, finished 12th for Greenwich Country Day (19:06).

Also for GCDS, freshman Jeffrey Piper was 23rd with a time of 20:01 and fellow freshman Zafran Kocyba was 24th (20:02). Nick Sulkowski, a senior, was 41st for Brunswick (20:58).

“The season is young but the next few weeks are imperative if we are to compete with teams three times our size,” Polikoff said. “We can’t rest on our laurels.”

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