The Brunswick School cross country program is dedicated not only to the growth of the boys' physical fitness, but also to their mental capacities. The coaching staff seeks to develop these talents in conjunction with attributes of discipline, resilience, confidence, and camaraderie, ultimately creating a successful individual and team experience.
For the past quarter century, Brunswick has been led by Head Coach Steve Polikoff. Under his guidance, the team has earned or shared 15 league titles, won two New England Championships, and has a winning percentage of over 90 percent in dual meets.
A small handful of Bruins have gone on to compete at schools such as Davidson, Emory, Amherst, and Dartmouth. The team operates as one unit, not separated into JV and varsity. Runners train primarily on the track and trails of the Edwards Campus on King Street, as well as on the hills of the surrounding community.
Brunswick claimed the FAA Cross Country Championship in dominating fashion, placing four runners in the top eight, led by undefeated sophomore Nathan Lee's victory in course record time on Tuesday at Waveny Park in New Canaan.
Saturday's 50th Annual Canterbury Invitational was won by Brunswick sophomore Nathan Lee in a course record time of 16:04, pulling away in the final mile from the defending champion and record holder from Blair Academy.