2010 Men's Cross Country
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Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 9th Season
Alma Mater:
616-222-1425

Nate Van Holten begins his ninth year as an assistant coach for men's middle distance, distance and race walk events. In that time his athletes have broken every school record in cross country and distance events in track and set three conference records.

In 2009 Van Holten guided the men's cross country team to their first WHAC title and third NAIA National Championship appearance since 2006. The 2010 track & field season was also productive with Zach Ripley winning the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Kris Shear and Janelle Brown qualifying for the USA Track & Field National Championships in the race walk.

Van Holten also guided Cornerstone's top distance runner, Derek Scott, to nine All-America honors, the 2007 NAIA National Championship in the 1500 meters and a spot on the 2004 United States Jr. National team. He has also had four of his athletes qualify and compete at the USATF Jr. National Championships. Altogether, Van Holten has coached 35 All-Americans, 2 to National titles, and 4 to National Runner-up finishes.

During his collegiate career, Van Holten was an NAIA All-American 4x400 meter runner, competing in four national championship events and earning three WHAC titles in relay events. Van Holten received a master's degree in social work from Grand Valley State University in 2004 and completed his B.S. in youth psychology from Cornerstone in 2002. He also holds three USATF Level II coaching certifications as well as instructor training certification. Nate, his wife, Jane, and their son live in Grand Rapids.


 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Brendan BaarsFR5-10 Kentwood, Mich.South Christian H.S.
Zach BourdonFR6-0 Muskegon, Mich.Reeths-Puffer H.S.
Jared CourtrightSO6-1 Wyoming, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Louis FallandFR6-0 Nuriootpa, AustraliaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Alex GreenSR5-10 Grand Rapids, Mich.Northview H.S.
Tyler GreyFR6-3 Penfield, Ill.Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac
Peter KiajalaSR6-1 Muskegon, Mich.Mona Shores H.S.
Travis MabeSO5-8 Deford, Mich.Cass City H.S.
Zach RipleySR5-11 Grand Rapids, Mich.Northview H.S.
Cody RischSO6-0 Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
Kris ShearSR5-11 Rockford, Mich.Rockford H.S.
Darryl SlukaSO6-0 Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Rod Wortley - Head Coach - 15th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 9th season
 
 
 
  • Nov. 23 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Championship - No Team Score
  • Nov. 9 - Men's Cross Country @ WHAC Championship - 4th of 10
  • Oct. 26 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Great Lakes Invitational - 17th of 37
  • Oct. 12 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Preview Meet - 20th of 30
  • Oct. 4 - Men's Cross Country @ Lansing Community College Invitational - 15th of 24
  • Sep. 14 - Men's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational at Calvin College - 21st of 27
  • Aug. 31 - Men's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational at Hope College - No Team Score