2012 Viking Opener Info

Twenty-Eighth Annual Viking Opener XC Invitational
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dear Coach,

Welcome back to the 28th Annual Viking Opener Cross Country Invitational. Below you will find some general information pertaining to this year's event. Coaches interested in registering should contact John at john_staroba@hotmail.com, and registration instructions will be sent when they become available.

Host: Montgomery High School

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012. First race starts at 8:35 a.m.

Site: Spring Lake County Park, Santa Rosa

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.

Amenities: Snack Bar, Custom event T-Shirts and Sportswear for sale.

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 register on race day.
High School / Middle School:

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)
Free! (Day-of registration only)
Please include your school name, contact email address, and phone number with your entry and mail to the following address:
John Staroba Attn: MHS Cross Country VO 519 Debra Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Registration: Email John for instructions if you are not currently on the email list. Please note that your entries will not be confirmed until we receive your payment! Please be aware that we are unable to issue refunds based on roster changes. Payment and roster information must be received by Saturday, September 8th to be guaranteed entry into the race.


TEAM: Ribbons to each team member on 1st thru 4th place teams in grade-level races.

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

Schedule: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Course open for walking 8:35 Junior High Boys and Girls (unlimited) 9:00 Frosh/Soph Boys (5 max.) 9:20 Frosh/Soph Girls (5 max.) 9:45 Alumni 10:15 Junior Boys (5 max.)
10:35 Junior/Senior Girls (5 max.) 11:00 Open Girls (unlimited) 11:25 Senior Boys (5 max.) 11:45 Open Boys (unlimited) 12:10 Team Award Presentation

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
John Staroba, Assistant XC Coach Phone: (707) 577-2891 E-mail: john_staroba@hotmail.com