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Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. It differs from road running or track running principally in the course, which may include grass, mud, woodlands, or water, and in its scoring system. Teams are composed of between five to seven runners. High School Cross Country is generally run over a 5K (5,000 meter or 3.1mile course).
Cross country running is normally scored on a team basis. Points are awarded to individual runners equal to the position in which they cross the finish line (first place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, etc). Only the first runners in for a team up to a limit (usually the top five out of seven) are counted towards that team's score. 

Key Dates:

Uniform Orders for XC Season are now being accepted. All orders must be placed by August 12th so that the ordering and production can take place as quickly as possible.
Right now the website has items for Track & Field.  They are in the process of updating items for Cross Country, please check back in late July.

All orders will be shipped together to the school for distribution by the coaches. Any questions about a particular item can be directed to Matt at

Racing uniform consist of white singlet and maroon shorts.

Cross Country Athletes: Please sign up for Mountain View XC in order to receive XC messages about events, meets, bus times, etc. 
A: If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.  On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link:
Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app. 
B: If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.  Text the message @mvxc2018 to the number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @mvxc2018 to (540) 931-9612.
C: Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Coach Porter
Cell: 540-845-2207

Contact: Coach Mike Porter