2014 Men's Cross Country
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Rod Wortley
Position: Director of Cross Country/Track & Field
Years Coached: 19th 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 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 - recap - results
  • Nov. 8 - Men's Cross Country @ WHAC Championships (Hosted at Riverside Park - Grand Rapids, Mich.) - 3rd of 10 - recap