2011 Men's Cross Country
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Rod Wortley
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 16th Season

In his 15th year at the helm of the Cornerstone University Cross Country and Track & Field teams, Coach Wortley has built a nationally recognized program producing the best runners, jumpers and throwers in school history. Every year he has taken athletes to the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) National Championships and over 100 times they have returned with All-America honors along with over 40 All-America Scholar Athlete awards. His athletes have also earned 136 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) event titles.

Wortley was named NAIA Region VII and VIII track & field Coach of the Year for women in 2001, 04 and 05 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.

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 BambachFR  Allendale, Mich.Allendale
Zach BourdonJR6-0 Muskegon, Mich.Reeths-Puffer H.S.
Jared CourtrightJR6-1 Wyoming, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Michael DarlingFR  Galesburg, IllGalesburg
Louis FallandSO6-0 Nuriootpa, AustraliaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Tyler GreySO6-3 Penfield, Ill.Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac
Jared HolmbergFR  Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon
Travis MabeJR5-8 Deford, Mich.Cass City H.S.
Cody RischJR6-0 Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
Tyler SteigengaFR  Holland, Mich.Holland Chr.
Nathan VanderwallFR  Wyoming, Mich.West Michigan Lutheran
Isaac WithrowFR  Tinley Park, IllTinley Park Andrew
Rod Wortley - Head Coach - 16th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 10th 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