2013-14 Women's Track & Field
Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 12th Season

Email: [email protected]

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.

Women's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Bailey BroganFRDistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Mattawan H.S.
Kaitlyn BronkemaSOSprints McBain, Mich.McBain H.S.
Kaylee CarewJRDistance Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Cathy CoryellFRMiddle Distance Hamilton, Mich.Hamilton H.S.
Brittany GreenJRMulti's Monclova, Ohio.Anthony Wayne H.S.
Brianna GriffithsJRDistance/Walks Roselle, Ill.Lake Park H.S.
Larissa HamptonJRSprints Fort Wayne, Ind.Snider H.S.
Mariah HolmesFRVault Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Trinity HulstSOMiddle Distance Hudsonville, Mich.Byron Center H.S. / Michigan St. Un
Cathy KimFRJumps/Vault Kentwood, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Erin LaplanderSRDistance Perrinton, Mich.Fulton-Middleton H.S.
Monica LawrenceSRDistance/Walks Schoolcraft, Mich.Schoolcraft H.S.
Lindsay LipaJRSprints/Jumps Canton, Mich.Plymouth Canton H.S.
Jill LouisignauSRDistance Beulah, Mich.Benzie H.S.
Melissa ManlanSODistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central H.S.
Tess OdegardFRJumps Ypsilanti, Mich.Milan H.S.
Julie OosterhouseJRMiddle Distance Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysSOWalks Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Brooke OwensFRMiddle Distance Sterling Heights, Mich.Sterling Heights Stevenson H.S.
Gabby ReamsFRVault Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Haley RussellJRThrows Leroy, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Lyndee SayersSOHurdles Edison, Ohio.Mt. Gilead Christian H.S.
Leah ShepherdJRDistance Grand Rapids, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Rachel SkinnerFRSprints Bolingbrook, Ill.Naperville Central H.S.
Anita SouzaJRHudles/Sprints Varginha, Brazil.Mary Holy Name H.S.
Audrey TremaineSODistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineJRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Katie WalkerSOSprints Cadillac, Mich.Cadillac H.S.
CallyAnne WymaJRDistance Saint Louis, Mich.Sount Louis H.S.
Paul Koutz - Head Coach - 2nd season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 18th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 14th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 12th season
  • Yesterday - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - 2016 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - 66th of 71 - recap - results
  • May. 27 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - 2016 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - No Team Score - recap
  • May. 26 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - 2016 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - No Team Score - recap
  • May. 14 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Last Chance Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score - results
  • May. 13 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Second to Last Chance Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score - results
  • May. 12 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational (Hosted by North Central College) - No Team Score - results
  • May. 11 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Twilight Meet (Hosted by Davenport University) - No Team Score - recap
  • May. 6 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - 2016 WHAC Outdoor Championships (Hosted by Siena Heights University) - 5th of 6 - recap - results
  • May. 5 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - 2016 WHAC Outdoor Championships (Hosted by Siena Heights University) - No Team Score - results
  • Apr. 30 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - 50th Annual Gina Relays (Hosted by Hillsdale College) - No Team Score - recap