2014 Men's Cross Country
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Nate Van Holten
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 3rd Season
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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
Phillip 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. 22 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Championships (Hosted at Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.) - No Team Score
  • Nov. 8 - Men's Cross Country @ WHAC Championships (Hosted at Riverside Park - Grand Rapids, Mich.) - 3rd of 10
  • 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