Mountaintop Combo Information

 We anxiously await your team's arrival at the 2007 Mountaintop Combo Invitational on Saturday, September 22nd 


If you have not sent in your entries, please do so A.S.A.P.  All schools must enter their athletes using  or Hytek's Team Manager Lite.  Faxed or mailed entries will not be accepted.  Complete instructions on how to use or Team Manager Lite can be found at our website: .  Electronic entries must be received by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17th.  Please check with us if you sent your team entries and it is not listed below.



As of Sunday evening, we have received entries from the following teams:
Clear Spring, MD
East Fairmont
Fairmont Senior (boys only)
North Marion
Southern Garrett, MD
West Branch, OH
Wheeling Park

Central Preston 
Cheat Lake
East Preston 
South Preston  
St. Francis  
Taylor County
West Preston  

 Many more have signed on, but we have not received their rosters.

A pasta dinner will be provided on Friday, September 21st from
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for all athletes and coaches that require overnight accomodations.  Please let us know how many will be in your traveling party by 3:30 p.m on Tuesday, September 18th. 

A new addition to the Mountaintop Combo will be an elementary school race.  This free event is open to kids in 5th grade and under.  The length of the course will be approximately 800 meters or 1/2 a mile.  Runners will finish in front of large crowd inside Knights Stadium.  All finishers will receive a custom medal.  The elementary school race will begin at
9:30 a.m. and is the first of eight races.  There is no need to register in advance for this event.  Please let the parents of your athletes know that "little brothers and sisters" can run too.   
Preston Cross Country parents will have a full menu of food and drink options.  Coaches will receive a free lunch of their choice.  In addition to lunch, donuts, muffins, juice, coffee, and other breakfast items will be available in the library before the start of the first race.   

The official Mountaintop Combo t-shirt will be on sale for $10.00.  The shirts will have black and white screens and will be available in red, blue, gold, gray, green, and orange.  These colors were selected because they represent at least one of the colors of the schools that are attending.  The meet t-shirt logo will be similar to logo attached to this email.  Please remind your athletes to pick one up early because we normally sell out fast. 
We will have tables set up for athletes to trade t-shirts with one another.  Athletes will turn in one or more team shirts and receive a coupon in exchange.  They can use the coupon to pick out a t-shirt from another school.  The more shirts that athletes bring, the more diverse their collection can become.  Please only bring team t-shirts.  Road race shirts or non-school t-shirts will not be accepted. 

The fee to enter the Mountaintop Combo is $75.00 per high school or middle school regardless of how many athletes compete (junior varsity, varsity, etc.).  If you have not mailed out a check yet, please just bring it with you on Saturday.  The cost for spectators is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for school-aged children and senior citizens.
Buses and coaches transporting gear (tents, equipment, etc.) will be given a pass to park in the back of the school near the stadium.  All vehicles will travel in a clockwise direction around the school.  Buses will drop off athletes and equipment and then park at the county bus garage.  Please ask for a pass when your vehicle is stopped to collect admission.  Anyone in your traveling party that is handicapped will also be given a pass to park at the stadium. 

Teams will be able to set up tents in the "Campground."  The Campground is the grassy area behind the long jump and pole vault runways.  Please do not set up tents in the stadium bleachers. 

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Paul Martin at (304) 290-3772 or .  We look forward to hosting your team at the 2007 Mountaintop Combo.  
Paul Martin
Preston Cross Country