2010-11 Men's Track & Field
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Nate Van Holten
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.

 
 
Men's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Brendan BaarsFRMiddle Distance5-10 Kentwood, Mich.South Christian H.S.
Zach BourdonSOMiddle Distance6-0 Muskegon Mich.Reeths-Puffer H.S.
Jared CourtrightSODistance6-1 Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Isaac CoxFRMiddle Distance5-10 Kentwood, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Adam DuerksenJRSprints/Hurdles6-0 Mancelona, Mich.Mancelona H.S.
Louis FallandFRDistance6-0 Nuriootpa, AustrailiaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Mark FilaFRDistance5-9 Petosky, Mich.Harbor Light Christian H.S.
Alex GreenSODistance5-10 Grand Rapids, Mich.Northview H.S.
Tyler GreyFRMiddle Distance6-3 Penfield, Ill.Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac
Joseph HockettFRSprints/Hurdles5-10 Indianapolis, Mich.Heritage Christian H.S.
Peter KaijalaJRMiddle Distance6-1 Muskegon, Mich.Mona Shores H.S.
Matt KimballSRPole Vault5-10 Byron Center, MichByron Center H.S.
John KlumppJRHurdles6-1 Wyoming, Mich.Park H.S.
Bryant LangdonSOThrows6-2 Big Rapids, Mich.Ferris State University
Travis MabeSODistance5-8 Deford, Mich.Cass City H.S.
Spencer PerryFRJumps6-1 Adrian, Mich.Lenawee Christian H.S.
Cody RischSODistance6-1 Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
Eric SchroederSOJumps6-0 Scotts, Mich.Climax-Scotts H.S.
Kris ShearSRDistance5-11 Rockford, Mich.Rockford H.S.
Darryl SlukaSODistance6-0 Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Jim VanOssJRHurdles6-1 Kentwood, Mich.South Christian H.S.
Ryan VersenFRSprints6-1 Grand Rapids, Mich.Kenowa Hills H.S.
Zach YeoSOSprints6-1 Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Rod Wortley - Head Coach - 13th season
Paul Koutz - Assistant Coach - 10th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 9th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 11th season
 
 
 
  • Dec. 5 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Laker Early Bird (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • May. 24 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - 28th of 100
  • May. 23 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 22 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 10 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ GVSU Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ 2nd to Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 8 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 2 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - 3rd of 6
  • May. 1 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - No Team Score