Viking Opener Invitational
September 16, 2017
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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RWe_PqWk5EtqYgnhBWnkp18BswF1EGHpRrdeA30GYrk/edit?usp=drive_web
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 EZMeets.com 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.
- 8:30 a.m. Course open for walking
- 8:20 Coaches
- 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 email@example.com.
Open file below to view course map and parking instructions
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Viking Opener Alumni Results
2011 VO Alumni Results - Women.pdf
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2011 VO Alumni Results - Men.pdf
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Jason Schaumberg '85, Paul Cummings '86, Tony Harrison '84