Cross country: Taubl, Romanchick best the field

Charlie Taubl leads the pack across the finish line.
Charlie Taubl leads the pack across the finish line.

Trumbull High cross country runners Charlie Taubl and Kate Romanchick led the Eagles on Tuesday, both finishing first overall in a meet with Staples of Westport, Greenwich and Bridgeport Central on their home 2.9 trail course.

Taubl finished in a time of 15:58, Second place went to Zakeer Ahmad from Staples in a time of 15:59 and Chase Gornbein of Staples was good for third in a time of 16:00.

The Trumbull boys posted wins over Greenwich and Central. Trumbull freshman Cris Alegi broke the T Freshman record for the trail course in a time of 16:16.

Trumbull’s top 5 boys varsity finishers 1. Taubl 15:58, 8th Taylor Auten 16:06, 9th Mitch Vecchione 16:07, 11th Alegi 16:16, 14th Jonathan Tinker 16:36.

On the girls side, Romanchick bested the field for the second time this season. She finished the course in 18:45, ten seconds in front of Greenwich’s Sabrina Thuber 18:55 and 15 seconds in front of Susanna Martin of Staples.

The girls posted a win over Central, but lost to Greenwich and Staples.

Trumbull’s top 5 girls varsity finishers are as follows. 1. Romanchick 18:45, 13th Kayley Fasoli 20:35, 15th Jillian Ryan 20:43, 16th Valerie Mingrone 21:28,  20th Victoria Estacio