2014 Men's Cross Country

Coach Nate Van Holten enters his 12th season with the Cornerstone cross country and track & field programs and is in his third as head men’s crcoach.  

In his time at Cornerstone, the record books have been re-written as they have amassed 70 All Americans (7 XC, 63 track) and included in those honors are four National Champions and 10 National Runner up finishes.  The cross country teams have gone to Nationals as a team on five occasions and had an individual qualifier every year. In 2007 the team finished 5th as a team, the best team finish at CU.

In the 2014 track season Van Holten coached a pair of National Champions in the Mile and 3k Racewalk.    

A pair of former CU athlete in which Van Holten has continued to work with, Derek Scott and Zach Ripley, have represented team USA in three different international competitions.  Both athletes hit qualifying times for the Olympic Trials while Derek Scott also went on to become a sub 4-minute miler, running  3:57.  Van Holten has helped nine athletes qualify for the USA JR Championships and seven qualify for the USA Outdoor Championships. 

Coach “Q” started out as a walk-on at Cornerstone University and in his final season finished as an All-American in the 4x4 relay indoor with a 5th place finish. He has a Masters Degree from Grand Valley State University in Social Work after his undergrad at Cornerstone in Youth Psychology. He currently resides in Grand Rapids with his wife Jane and two kids Logan and Olympia.

Men's Cross Country Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Thomas BambachSR   Allendale, Mich.Allendale HS
Jacob BensonSO   Alpena, Mich.Alpena HS
Trevor CurtisFR   Belding, Mich.Belding HS
Michael DarlingSR   Galesburg, Mich.Galesburg HS
Brent DunnFR   Hobart, Ind.Hobart HS
Louis FallandSR   Nuriootpa, AustraliaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Zach FeldpauschFR   Fowler, Mich.Fowler HS
Tyler GreySR   Penfield, Ill.Armstrong Potomac HS
Jared HolmbergSR   Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon HS
Philip MerrellFR   Cadillac, Mich.Cadillac HS
Tyler SteigengaSR   Holland, Mich.Holland Christian HS
Garrett TremaineFR   Jackson, Mich.Leslie HS
Nathan VanderwallJR   Marne, Mich.West Michigan Lutheran HS
Kevin VroeghFR   Dyer, Ind.Illiana Christian HS
Isaac WithrowJR   Tinley Park, IllTinley Park Andrew HS
Nate Van Holten - Head Coach - 3rd season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 19th season
  • Nov. 21 - (RV)Men's Cross Country @ 2015 NAIA National Championships (McAlpine Creek Park) - 28th of 36 - recap - results
  • Nov. 7 - (RV)Men's Cross Country @ 2015 WHAC Championships (Hosted by Aquinas - Riverside Park) - 3rd of 10 - recap - results
  • Oct. 24 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Great Lakes Challenge (Hosted by Aquinas College - Gracewil CC) - 8th of 25 - recap - results
  • Oct. 9 - (RV)Men's Cross Country @ Royals Cross Country Classic (Hosted by Queens University - McAlpine Creek Park) - 14th of 24 - recap - results
  • 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