Viking Opener Invitational

September 16, 2017

 Dear Coach, 

 Welcome to the 33rd Annual Viking Opener Cross Country Invitational and the 31st Annual Viking Opener Alumni Race. Below you will find some general information pertaining to this year’s event.

 Host:                   Montgomery High School

 Date:                   Saturday, September 16, 2017. 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! Registration now available online, please register in advance: 

 Sponsors:         Saucony, Fleet Feet Sports, Empire Runners Club


Timing:             Chip timing will be provided by Ford Timing. Ford Timing is a Bay Area-based timing company .

 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 if register online, $15 race day (Register online in advance)      Coaches: Free! (Register online in advance) 

Registration: Go to for password and entry information after August 1, 2017. Payment and entries must be received by Sunday, September 10, 2017  to be guaranteed entry into the event.

Make checks out to Montgomery Cross Country. Drop off to Fleet Feet Sports Santa Rosa or mail checks to:

Coach Melody Karpinski

c/o MHS Cross Country

1250 Hahman Drive

Santa Rosa, CA 95405


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 

spring_lake_map.pdf spring_lake_map.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