Viking Opener Invitational

September 17, 2016 

 Dear Coach, 

 Welcome to the 31st Annual Viking Opener Cross Country Invitational. Below you will find some general information  pertaining to this year’s event.

 Host:                   Montgomery High School

 Date:                   Saturday, September 17, 2016. First race starts at 8:35 a.m. 

 Site:                    Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa ($7 parking fee at the Newanga entrance or free with a Regional Parks Pass)

 Course:              All divisions, 2.0 miles, rolling hills on dirt trails and paved bike paths.

 Scoring:             All grade-level races, the top 3 finishers for each team make up the team score, 4th and 5th runners displace. Athletes may not “race-up” a division (ex. No Freshmen in the Junior race). Incomplete teams will be scratched from   team scoring but those individuals will be eligible for awards.

 Alumni Race:   Team scoring as above. All runners teamed according to high school they attended or high school region (i.e. those from the same county, region, etc.). Wear your old school uniform if available! Please arrive early for race-day only registration.

 Sponsors:         Saucony, RockTape, Fleet Feet Sports, Heart & Sole Sports, Empire Runners Club


Timing:    Chip timing will be provided by Record Timing. Record Timing is a San Francisco-based timing company with a thick resume including the USATF Olympic Trials and the CIF State Championships.

 Amenities:          Snack bar, athletic taping, custom event t-shirts and sportswear for sale.

 Entry Fee:           High School / Middle School:  $150 per school, or $15 per entry – whichever is less                          High School Alumni:  $10 per entry (Day-of registration only)                                          Coaches: Free! (Day-of registration only) 

 ***Meet entries will be through EZ Meets. Instructions will be sent with password.

Registration: Go to for password and entry information after August 1. Payment and entries must be received by Saturday, September 3rd, to be guaranteed entry into the event.

Mail entry fees to:

MHS Cross Country

c/o Fleet Feet Sports

111 Third Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95401


TEAM: Ribbons to each team member (max 5) on 1st thru 4th place teams in grade-level and open races.

INDIVIDUAL: Medals to top 10 finishers & ribbons to finishers 11th through 20th in each division.


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Course open for walking

8:20 Coaches Meeting

8:35 Junior High Boys and Girls (unlimited)

9:00 Frosh Boys (5 max.)

9:20 Soph Boys (5 max)                                                                                                                                                      

9:40 Frosh/Soph Girls (5 max.)

10:05 Alumni/Coaches

    10:35 Junior Boys (5 max.)

    10:55 Junior/Senior Girls (5 max.)

    11:20 Open Girls (unlimited-must fill grade levels first)

    11:45 Senior Boys (5 max.)

    12:05 Open Boys (unlimited-must fill grade levels first)

     12:30 Team Award Presentation


     We are looking forward to hosting you and your team this year! Please e-mail any questions you might have to

Go Vikings! 

Melody Karpinski
Head Coach

Montgomery Cross-Country

Open file below to view course map and parking instructions 

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Open file below to view final instructions for coaches 

Viking Opener Instructions.doc Viking Opener Instructions.doc
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AlltimevoMHS Sheet1.pdf AlltimevoMHS Sheet1.pdf
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All-Time Top 25 Vikings on Viking Opener 2-Mile Course 

All-Time Top 25 on Viking Opener 2-Mile Course (All Schools) 

VOalltimetop25-2 Sheet1.pdf VOalltimetop25-2 Sheet1.pdf
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Viking Opener Alumni Results 

2013 VO Alumni XC Men.pdf 2013 VO Alumni XC Men.pdf
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2013 VO Alumni XC Women.pdf 2013 VO Alumni XC Women.pdf
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VO_Men_Results_2012.pdf VO_Men_Results_2012.pdf
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VO_Women_Results_2012.pdf VO_Women_Results_2012.pdf
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2011 VO Alumni Results - Women.pdf 2011 VO Alumni Results - Women.pdf
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2011 VO Alumni Results - Men.pdf 2011 VO Alumni Results - Men.pdf
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Viking Pride!

Jason Schaumberg '85, Paul Cummings '86, Tony Harrison '84