2012 Men's Cross Country
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Rod Wortley
Position: Director of Cross Country/Track & Field
Years Coached: 17th Season

Email: [email protected]

After 17 seasons as the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach, Wortley begins the 2012-2013 school year as the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field. Since 1996 he has built a nationally recognized program producing the best runners jumpers and throwers in school history.

In 28 consecutive NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships, and 16 in Cross Country, 54 Golden Eagle athletes have earned All-America honors 108 times along with over 50 All-America Scholar Athlete awards. At the conference level, his athletes have won 163 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference event titles and six Team Championships.

Wortley was named NAIA Region VII and VIII Track & Field Coach of the Year for women in 2001,2004 and 2005 and for men in 2003. He has also been selected as WHAC Coach of the Year seven times for Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field. He is the current the President of NAIA Cross Country Coaches Association and Chairs the Ratings Committee. He has also served as the Chair of the Outdoor Championships Games Committee and been Head Field Event Referee at four NAIA Championship Meets.

Wortley graduated from Cornerstone in 1988 with a B.A. in English literature. He completed his Master's Degree in English/professional writing at Western Michigan University in 1992. He also holds three U.S.A. track & field Level II coaching certifications. His wife, Anita, is also a Cornerstone alumna. They have two children.

Men's Cross Country Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Thomas BambachSO   Allendale, Mich.Allendale H.S.
Zach BourdonSR   Muskegon, Mich.Reeths-Puffer H.S.
Jared CourtrightSR   Wyoming, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Michael DarlingFR   Galesburg, IllGalesburg H.S.
Louis FallandSO   Nuriootpa, AustraliaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Tyler GreyJR   Penfield, Ill.Armstrong Potomac
Jared HolmbergSO   Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon H.S.
Travis MabeSR   Deford, Mich.Cass City H.S.
Cody RischSR   Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
Tyler SteigengaFR   Holland, Mich.Holland Chr.
Nathan VanderwallFR   Marne, Mich.West Michigan Lutheran H.S.
Isaac WithrowFR   Tinley Park, IllTinley Park Andrew
Zach YeoSR   Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Nate Van Holten - Head Coach - 1st season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 17th season
  • Sep. 25 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Hosted by Augustana College - Saukie Golf Course) - 13th of 50 - recap - results
  • Sep. 12 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational (Hosted by Calvin College - Gainey Athletic Complex) - 10th of 28 - recap - results
  • Sep. 5 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational (Hosted by Hope College - Ridge Point Community Church) - 2nd of 4 - recap - results