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.

 
 
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 DarlingFR  Galesburg, Mich.Galesburg HS
Brent DunnFR  Hobart, Ind.Hobart HS
Louis FallandSR  Nuriootpa, AustraliaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Zach FeldpauschJR  Fowler, Mich.Fowler HS
Tyler GreyFR  Penfield, Ill.Armstrong Potomac HS
Jared HolmbergSR  Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon HS
Phillip MerrellFR  Cadillac, Mich.Cadillac HS
Tyler SteigengaJR  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
 
 
 
  • 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