Julian Saad leads way at MADD Dash 5K

Jullian Saad broke the course record with a time of 14:34 and three Trumbull runners finished in the top five at the 25th MADD Dash 5K at Short Beach in Stratford on Aug. 16.

Shane Romanchick was second overall with a time of 16:37 and Nick Grew’s run was good for a fifth-place finish in 16:45.

The event also featured a preseason high school team competition. The Trumbull High boys cross country team, represented by Romanchick, Grew and Jake Capello placed first.  The THS girls cross country team, represented by Julia Provenzano, Sydney Adams and Kate Romanchick, also led the field.

There was a large turn out for the race that has helped raise more than $200,000 in memory of victims of alcohol related crashes.