Brunswick Cross-Country Win Third Consecutive FAA Title
The Brunswick School cross-country team took its undefeated regular season Fairchester Athletic Association record and kept the good times going during the FAA championship, winning the FAA championship for the third consecutive season.
During Monday’s championship at New Canaan’s Waveny Park, the Bruins totaled 43 points to grab the gold, while Hopkins School placed second with 55.
“The race was rather true to form, our margin of victory not unlike previous meetings” said Brunswick head coach Benet Steven Polikoff. “In each run this season we have been able to offset one boy’s off day with another’s outsize performance, while the rest of the squad has taken care of their own business.”
Andrew Israel ran shoulder-to-shoulder with the leaders into the final uphill 500-meter stretch, earning All-League and third overall in a time of 17:10. Not to be outdone was Wesley Peisch, who took sixth on the day with a time of 17:51.
Both Colin MacFaddin and Jack Parkin also ended the meet in the top 10. McFaddin crossed the finish line eighth overall with a time of 17:54, while Parkin took home ninth with a time of 17:55. They both garnered All-League selection, while Brooks Hennessy ended the event 17th overall with a time of 18:37.
Paul Grasso added a top 20 finish at FAA’s to his resume this year, posting a time of 18:45 that was good enough for 20th, as well as FAA Honorable Mention.
“We may not have started the season as deep in speed as in other years, but we are as deep in character as any which explains our results this season,” Polokoff said. “Gotta give the credit to their will.”