2012 Women's Cross Country
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Rod Wortley
Position: Director of Cross Country/Track & Field
Years Coached: 17th Season
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Email: rod.wortley@cornerstone.edu

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.

 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Kaylee CarewSO Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Julia ContrerasSR Fowler, MichFowler H.S.
Brianna GriffithsSO Roselle, IllLake Park H.S.
Erin LaplanderJR Perrinton, MichFulton H.S.
Monica LawrenceJR Schoolcraft, Mich.Schoolcraft H.S.
Mindy LewisJR Vicksburg, Mich.Vicksburg H.S.
Jill LouisignauJR Benzonia, MichBenzie Central H.S.
Melissa ManlanFR Kalamazoo, MichKalamazoo Central H.S.
Julie OosterhouseSO Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysFR Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Leah ShepherdSO Kentwood, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Briana SnyderFR Howard City, Mich.Tri-County H.S.
Audrey TremaineFR Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineSO Rives Junction, Mich.Leslie H.S.
CallyAnne WymaSO St. Louis, Mich.St. Louis H.S.
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 17th season
 
 
 
  • Sep. 26 - (19) Women's Cross Country @ Brissman-Lundeen Invitational at Augustana College - 6th of 34
  • Sep. 13 - (11) Women's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational at Calvin College - 5th of 25
  • Aug. 30 - (11) Women's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational at Hope College - 2nd of 4