2012-13 Women's Track & Field
Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 11th Season

Email: doctor_nate@hotmail.com

Nate Van Holten begins his first year as the Cornerstone University Men's Head Cross Country Coach after eleven years 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.

Since 2006, he has guided the men's cross country team to four NAIA National Championship appearances and the 2009 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference title.

In 2012, Zach Ripley, the 2010 NAIA National Champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, bettered the qualifying standard for the U.S. Olympic Trials in that event. Van Holten's men have owned the steeplechase in the WHAC, winning every year since 2004. 

Van Holten also coach 2012 Olympic Trials Steeplechaser, Derek Scott to nine All-America honors and, the 2007 NAIA National Championship in the 1500 meters as well a spot on the 2004 United States Jr. National team while at CU. He has also had five of his athletes qualify and compete at the USATF Jr. National Championships. Altogether, Van Holten has coached 14 athletes to 32 All-Americans honors, two National titles, and six 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 two children live in Grand Rapids.

 
 
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