2012-13 Women's Track & Field
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Paul Koutz
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 1st Season
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Email: paul.koutz@cornerstone.edu

Paul Koutz enters the 2012-13 season in his first year as Head Women's Track & Field coach and twelfth year as the event coach for sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events.

Since becoming a full time coach in 2005, Koutz has guided his event groups to 50 All-American honors, five National runners-up, and one National Champion. Over the 2012 season, Koutz guided All-Americans in the 60m hurdles, 400m hurdles, long jump, distance medley relay, Women's pentathlon, and Women's heptathlon. His athletes also combined for thirteen Freshman Records and eleven School Records over the 2012 span as well.

His hurdlers have been represented at every NAIA National Championships, Indoor and Outdoor since 2003, while he has also had over twenty different horizontal and vertical jumpers compete at NAIA nationals. In the multi-events, Koutz has guided seven women All-Americans in the past three seasons. His sprinters own every CU Freshman and School Record indoors and outdoors, and has coached five All-American relay squads in the 4x100 and 4x400.

At the conference level, his athletes have amassed 73 WHAC (Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) individual titles and 14 relay championships including 22 WHAC meet records over an eight year/sixteen meet span. He has also coached eleven WHAC Most Valuable Athletes over that same time frame.

During his collegiate Track & Field career at Cornerstone (1999-2001), Koutz compiled one of the most impressive resumes in school history. Upon graduation, Koutz held 15 school and conference records in the hurdles, jumps, and relays. He was honored in 2001 by being named the WHAC Outdoor Male Athlete of the Year, as well as taking 8th place in the 400m hurdles at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships. Koutz was also selected as the team MVP on two occasions and his senior year was given the school's highest honor winning the Golden Eagle award.

Koutz graduated from Cornerstone University in 2001 with a B.A. in Youth Education. He also currently holds two USA Track & Field Level II coaching certifications. He and his wife Jody currently live in the Grand Rapids area and have a daughter.

 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Katie AllersSRMiddle Distance Marne, Mich.Coopersville H.S.
Rieley Anglin-HondalusFRSprints Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Liz BallerJRMiddle Distance Manton, Mich.Manton H.S.
Kaitlyn BronkemaFRSprints McBain, Mich.McBain H.S.
Kaylee CarewSODistance Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Julia ContrerasSRMiddle Distance Fowler, Mich.Fowler H.S.
Brittany GreenSOMulti's Monclova, Ohio.Anthony Wayne H.S.
Brianna GriffithsSODistance/Walks Roselle, Ill.Lake Park H.S.
Whitney GrossmanFRHurdles/Jumps Shaumburg, Ill.Shaumburg H.S.
Kayleigh HammondSRThrows Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West H.S.
Larissa HamptonSOSprints Fort Wayne, Ind.Snider H.S.
Tanner HostetlerFRDistance Pettisville, Ohio.Archbold H.S.
Trinity HulstFRMiddle Distance Hudsonville, Mich.Byron Center H.S. / Michigan St. Un
Mary Konsoer-RoseFRSprints Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Erin LaplanderJRMiddle Distance Perrinton, Mich.Fulton-Middleton H.S.
Monica LawrenceJRDistance/Walks Schoolcraft, Mich.Schoolcraft H.S.
Mindy LewisJRDistance Vicksburg, Mich.Vicksburg H.S.
Lindsay LipaSOMulti's Canton, Mich.Plymouth Canton H.S.
Jill LouisignauJRDistance Beulah, Mich.Benzie H.S.
Melissa ManlanFRDistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central H.S.
Rachel McNayFRHurdles Lucky, Ohio.Eastwood H.S.
Julie OosterhouseSOMiddle Distance Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysFRDistance Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Hayley RussellSOThrows Leroy, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Lyndee SayersFRHurdles Edison, Ohio.Mt. Gilead Christian H.S.
Leah ShepherdSODistance Grand Rapids, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Briana SnyderFRDistance Howard City, Mich.Tri-County H.S.
Anita SouzaSOHudles/Sprints Varginha, Brazil.Mary Holy Name H.S.
Audrey TremaineFRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineSODistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Katie WalkerFRSprints Cadillac, Mich.Cadillac H.S.
Rebecca WielfaertSOJumps Britton, Mich.Britton Macon H.S.
CallyAnne WymaSODistance Saint Louis, Mich.Sount Louis H.S.
Paul Koutz - Head Coach - 1st season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 17th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 13th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 11th season
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Katie AllersSRMiddle Distance Marne, Mich.Coopersville H.S.
Rieley Anglin-HondalusFRSprints Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Liz BallerJRMiddle Distance Manton, Mich.Manton H.S.
Kaitlyn BronkemaFRSprints McBain, Mich.McBain H.S.
Kaylee CarewSODistance Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Julia ContrerasSRMiddle Distance Fowler, Mich.Fowler H.S.
Brittany GreenSOMulti's Monclova, Ohio.Anthony Wayne H.S.
Brianna GriffithsSODistance/Walks Roselle, Ill.Lake Park H.S.
Whitney GrossmanFRHurdles/Jumps Shaumburg, Ill.Shaumburg H.S.
Kayleigh HammondSRThrows Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West H.S.
Larissa HamptonSOSprints Fort Wayne, Ind.Snider H.S.
Tanner HostetlerFRDistance Pettisville, Ohio.Archbold H.S.
Trinity HulstFRMiddle Distance Hudsonville, Mich.Byron Center H.S. / Michigan St. Un
Mary Konsoer-RoseFRSprints Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Erin LaplanderJRMiddle Distance Perrinton, Mich.Fulton-Middleton H.S.
Monica LawrenceJRDistance/Walks Schoolcraft, Mich.Schoolcraft H.S.
Mindy LewisJRDistance Vicksburg, Mich.Vicksburg H.S.
Lindsay LipaSOMulti's Canton, Mich.Plymouth Canton H.S.
Jill LouisignauJRDistance Beulah, Mich.Benzie H.S.
Melissa ManlanFRDistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central H.S.
Rachel McNayFRHurdles Lucky, Ohio.Eastwood H.S.
Julie OosterhouseSOMiddle Distance Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysFRDistance Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Hayley RussellSOThrows Leroy, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Lyndee SayersFRHurdles Edison, Ohio.Mt. Gilead Christian H.S.
Leah ShepherdSODistance Grand Rapids, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Briana SnyderFRDistance Howard City, Mich.Tri-County H.S.
Anita SouzaSOHudles/Sprints Varginha, Brazil.Mary Holy Name H.S.
Audrey TremaineFRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineSODistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Katie WalkerFRSprints Cadillac, Mich.Cadillac H.S.
Rebecca WielfaertSOJumps Britton, Mich.Britton Macon H.S.
CallyAnne WymaSODistance Saint Louis, Mich.Sount Louis H.S.
Paul Koutz - Head Coach - 1st season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 17th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 13th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 11th season
 
 
 
  • May. 24 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - 5th of 98
  • May. 23 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 22 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 10 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ GVSU Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ 2nd to Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 8 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 2 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - 3rd of 6
  • May. 1 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - No Team Score
  • Apr. 26 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Hillsdale Gina Relays - No Team Score