Trumbull High’s Kate Romanchick placed 25th out of 261 runners from five states at the New England Cross Country Championship on Nov. 12 at Ponaganset High in Rhode Island.

Romanchick went out fast and never stopped despite her shoe coming untied shortly after the start.

She held strong against the competition, passing State Open champion Morgan McCormick of Wilton down the straightaway before clocking a personal-best time of 18:46.

Romanchick's time was 40 seconds faster than her finish at the State Open.