Brunswick won the final race of the CISL season on Thursday night at Mount Southington, capping off an undefeated regular season.
Every member of the team stepped up his game in the absence of Ollie Leonard, one of the Bruins’ top racers. The coaches acknowledged the strong efforts from Teddy Bancroft, Ryan Warner, Matteo Santulin, and Evan Daigle, who posted fast times to help secure the victory.
The Bruins placed two individual racers in the top 10, including Patch Leonard in fourth and Cameron Shipman in fifth. The race was extremely close, and Brunswick won the team race by only 0.29 seconds over second place Weston and by 0.41 seconds over third place Wilton.
Team Results: Brunswick 275.59 Weston 275.88 Wilton 276 Cheshire 289.6 Barlow 290.52 Hand 303.98 Guilford 311.81 New Canaan 326.07 Amity 334.26 St. Luke’s DSQ Woodstock Academy DSQ Farmington DSQ Litchfield/Wamogo DSQ
Individual Results: Patch Leonard – 4th Cameron Shipman – 5th Teddy Bancroft – 12th Ryan Warner – 13th Matteo Santulin – 21st Evan Daigle – 30th Walker Boardman – 46th Nick Weiss – 47th Aidan Robison – 58th Henry Ginnel – 58th Whit Armstrong – DSQ
The squad will pivot to the championship portion of the race season. The racers who qualified will represent Brunswick at the NEPSAC championships at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire on February 15. The entire team will compete at the CISL State Open at Mt. Southington on February 28. And finally, P. Leonard and Shipman will travel to the High School Eastern Championships at Cannon Mountain, N.H., as members of Team CT on March 2-5.