Fallbrook High School senior Uriel Aguirre had his second consecutive tenth-place finish in a cross-country invitational after he completed the 3.0-mile Dana Hills Invitational course in 15:26 to finish tenth among senior boys at the September 27 meet.
Aguirre had also finished tenth in the senior boys race September 20 at the Woodbridge Invitational, where he had a time of 15:49 on the 3.05-mile course in Irvine.
“He’s starting to learn about where he needs to be, how to go out,” said Fallbrook coach Marco Arias.
Aguirre, who posted a first-mile time of 5:05 at the Woodbridge Invitational, improved his first-mile clocking to 4:51 at the Dana Hills meet.
“He needed to maintain that pace, and he slowed down somewhere,” Arias said. “Dana Hills has got a monster of a team, and he tried to hang with the big boys.”
In addition to being the host school, Dana Hills also entered the meet ranked second in the United States. Aguirre was the top finisher from the California Interscholastic Federation’s San Diego Section.
The top 50 finishers in each race earned medals, and three other Warrior boys took home medals from the Dana Hills Invitational. Aaron Thielk finished 43rd in the senior race with a time of 16:32.
Justin Jones, who is in his first year of running cross-country, finished 26th in the sophomore race with a time of 16:46. “If he continues to develop the way he is, he could end up [the No. 2 runner] for us,” Arias said.
Michael Froboes also medaled in the sophomore race, taking 16:50 to complete the race and earning 36th place. Garrison Haddon was Fallbrook’s first junior finisher, completing the race in 17:15. Austin Rajek was the first Warrior freshman across the finish line and had a time of 19:02.
“As a whole most of our runners had
,” Arias said. “That was encouraging.”
One of the most encouraging personal records for the course was that of Nick Johnson, who ran the 2007 race in 25:04 and finished this year’s race with a time of 17:53.
“That’s phenomenal,” Arias said.
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