2013 Men's Cross Country
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Rod Wortley
Position: Director of Cross Country/Track & Field
Years Coached: 18th Season

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 BambachJR  Allendale, Mich.Allendale H.S.
Greg BegemanFR  Portage, Mich.Portage Northern H.S.
Jacob BensonFR  Alpena, Mich.Alpena H.S.
Isaac BurnhamFR  Gypsum, Colo.Eagle Valley H.S.
Michael DarlingSO  Galesburg, IllGalesburg H.S.
Louis FallandJR  Nuriootpa, AustraliaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Ben ForemanSR  Holland, Mich.Grand Rapids Community College
Tyler GreySR  Penfield, Ill.Armstrong Potomac
Jared HolmbergJR  Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon H.S.
Tyler SteigengaSO  Holland, Mich.Holland Chr.
Ethan TrombleyFR  Emmett, Mich.Yale H.S.
Nathan VanderwallSO  Marne, Mich.West Michigan Lutheran H.S.
Isaac WithrowSO  Tinley Park, IllTinley Park Andrew
Nate Van Holten - Head Coach - 2nd season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 18th season
 
 
 
  • Oct. 25 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Great Lakes Invitational (Hosted by Aquinas College - Walker, Mich.) - 13th of 35
  • Oct. 11 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Preview Meet (Hosted at Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.) - 15th of 31
  • Sep. 26 - Men's Cross Country @ Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Hosted by Augustana College - Rock Island, Ill.) - 12th of 38
  • Sep. 13 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational (Hosted by Calvin College - Grand Rapids, Mich.) - 12th of 21
  • Aug. 30 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational (Hosted by Hope College - Holland, Mich.) - 3rd of 4