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Froboese, Rivera in top ten at Laguna Hills Invite - Six Warrior boys medal

Two Fallbrook High School boys cross-country runners finished in their race’s top ten at the Laguna Hills Invitational meet September 11.

Michael Froboese had a time of 15:42 on the three-mile course to place eighth in the senior race while Enrique Rivera’s time of 16:22 placed him ninth in the junior race.

“Both Michael Froboese and Enrique ran really well,” said Fallbrook head coach Marco Arias.

A total of six Fallbrook boys earned medals for being among the top 40 finishers in their race. “I was pleased with the early showing,” Arias said. “I had a couple of new guys step up.”

Three of Fallbrook’s seniors – Justin Jones, Andrew Donnelly, and Kyle Aston – missed the Laguna Hills Invitational because they were taking the ACT college entrance test.

“I still need to see what Justin’s got this season,” Arias said.

Arias will also need to see how Fallbrook fares against CIF San Diego Section competition, as most of the schools at the Laguna Hills meet are in the Southern Section. The Laguna Hills Invitational holds separate races for each grade, and the boys’ races consisted of 197 freshmen, 185 sophomores, 144 juniors and 117 seniors.

Ramona Villagomez posted a time of 16:31 to place 31st in the senior race. Joel Rivera, who had not previously run cross-country, took 26th in the senior race with a time of 16:40 to join his brother as a medalist. Caleb Ashbrook’s time of 17:07 placed 28th in the junior race, and Connor Froboese also helped comprise a medalist duo of brothers when his time of 17:45 in the sophomore race placed him 34th.

Two Fallbrook runners came within two positions of a medal. Nick Johnson’s time of 17:31 placed him 42nd in the senior race. Josue Gonzales was Fallbrook’s first freshman to cross the finish line, placing 41st with a time of 19:22.

Ryan Maultsby’s time of 18:50 gave him 69th place in the junior race. Ian Winterstrom placed 81st in the freshman race with a time of 20:24. The sophomore race saw James Pease finish 89th at 19:18 while Brian Person earned 93rd place with a time of 19:31.

“I thought that we did well,” Arias said.

“It’s a team that’s still trying to find an identity,” Arias said. “They’re a talented team, and I think they have the opportunity to be league champions.”

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