2010-11 Women's Track & Field
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Nate Van Holton
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 9th Season

Nate Van Holten begins his ninth year as an assistant coach for men's middle distance, distance and race walk events. In that time his athletes have broken every school record in cross country and distance events in track and set three conference records.

In 2009 Van Holten guided the men's cross country team to their first WHAC title and third NAIA National Championship appearance since 2006. The 2010 track & field season was also productive with Zach Ripley winning the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Kris Shear and Janelle Brown qualifying for the USA Track & Field National Championships in the race walk.

Van Holten also guided Cornerstone's top distance runner, Derek Scott, to nine All-America honors, the 2007 NAIA National Championship in the 1500 meters and a spot on the 2004 United States Jr. National team. He has also had four of his athletes qualify and compete at the USATF Jr. National Championships. Altogether, Van Holten has coached 35 All-Americans, 2 to National titles, and 4 to National Runner-up finishes.

During his collegiate career, Van Holten was an NAIA All-American 4x400 meter runner, competing in four national championship events and earning three WHAC titles in relay events. Van Holten received a master's degree in social work from Grand Valley State University in 2004 and completed his B.S. in youth psychology from Cornerstone in 2002. He also holds three USATF Level II coaching certifications as well as instructor training certification. Nate, his wife, Jane, and their son live in Grand Rapids.

Women's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Katie AllersFRMiddle Distance5-8Marne, Mich.Coopersville H.S.
Elizabeth BallerFRJumps5-8Manton, Mich.Manton H.S.
Chelsea BischerFRSprints5-7Avoca, Mich.Yale H.S.
Amy BoyerSRMulti-Events5-7Phoenix, Ariz.Washington H.S.
Janelle BrownSRRace Walk5-8Midland, Mich.Bay City Western H.S.
Jamie CaminitiFRDistance4-11Lapeer, Mich.Lapeer East H.S.
Julia ContrerasSOMiddle Distance5-11Fowler, Mich.Fowler H.S.
Sunny DeJongSODistance/RW5-4Alto, Mich. Caledonia H.S.
Anna DuckworthFRMiddle Distance5-3Belmont, Mich.Northpointe Christian H.S.
Kayleigh HammondSOThrows6-1Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West H.S.
Brandi HarrSRHurdles/Jumps5-6Grand Rapids, Mich.Forest Hills Northern H.S.
Erin LaplanderFRMiddle Distance5-2Perrinton, Mich.Fulton H.S.
Monica LawrenceFRDistance5-10Schoolcraft, Mich. Schoolcraft H.S.
Mindy LewisFRDistance5-4Vicksburg, Mich.Vicksburg H.S.
Jill LouisignauFRMiddle Distance5-7Benzonia, Mich.Benzie Central H.S.
Kelly PetersonSRMiddle Distance5-10Rochester Hills, Mich.Oakland Christian H.S.
Lauren PierceJRSprints5-4Nashville, Mich.Maple Valley H.S.
Erin SwingerSOThrows5-11Comstock Park, Mich.Comstock Park H.S.
Amanda Van LaarFRJumps5-5Caledonia, Mich.Caledonia H.S.
Audry YongeSODistance5-6Three Rivers, MIThree Rivers H.S.
Rod Wortley - Head Coach - 13th season
Paul Koutz - Assistant Coach - 10th season
Nate Van Holton - Assistant Coach - 9th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 11th season
  • Feb. 21 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ 2014 WHAC Championships (Hosted by Aquinas College) - 2nd of 6
  • Feb. 14 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • Feb. 13 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • Feb. 6 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Furniture City Challenge (Hosted by Aquinas College) - 1st of 4
  • Jan. 31 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Wildcat Invitational (Hosted by Indiana Wesleyan) - No Team Score
  • Jan. 24 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Indoor T&F Classic (Hosted by University of Findlay) - No Team Score
  • Jan. 24 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Gladstein Invitational (Hosted by Indiana University) - No Team Score
  • Jan. 23 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Indoor T&F Classic (Hosted by University of Findlay) - No Team Score
  • Jan. 16 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Mike Lints Alumni Open (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • Jan. 10 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Winter Opener (Hosted by Hillsdale College) - No Team Score