2011-12 Men's Track & Field
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Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 10th 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
Thomas BambachFRDistance  Allendale, Mich.Allendale H.S.
Zach BourdonJRMiddle Distance  Muskegon Mich.Reeths-Puffer H.S.
Jared CourtrightJRDistance  Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Michael DarlingFRDistance  Galesburg, Ill.Galesburg H.S.
Adam DuerksenSRSprints/Hurdles  Mancelona, Mich.Mancelona H.S.
Louis FallandSODistance  Nuriootpa, AustrailiaNumonohi Chr. Academy
Tyler GreySOMiddle Distance  Penfield, Ill.Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac
Brandon HartFRJumps  Peaster, TXPeaster H.S.
Nick HayesFRSprints  Holland, Mich.West Ottawa H.S.
Tyler Higgs-DelzelFRThrows  Comstock Park, Mich.Comstock Park H.S.
Cameron HillFRJumps  Marne, Mich.Coopersville H.S.
Joseph HockettSOHurdles  Indianapolis, Ind.Heritage Christian H.S.
Jared HolmbergFRMiddle Distance  Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon H.S.
John KlumppSRHurdles  Wyoming, Mich.Park H.S.
Bryant LangdonJRThrows  Big Rapids, Mich.Big Rapids H.S.
Travis MabeJRDistance  Deford, Mich.Cass City H.S.
Alex MaciasFRSprints  Lansing, Mich.Haslett H.S.
Stephen MurphyJRSprints  Madison Heights, Mich.Rend Lake CC
John NorrisFRThrows  Holland, Mich.Hamilton H.S.
Logan NortonFRVault/Jumps  Comstock Park, Mich.Calvin Christian H.S.
Spencer PerrySOMulti's  Adrian, Mich.Lenawee Christian H.S.
Ross RaymondFRThrows  Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Cody RischJRDistance/Walk  Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
Eric SchroederJRSprints/Jumps  Scotts, Mich.Climax-Scotts H.S.
Tyler SteigengaFRDistance  Holland, Mich.Holland Christian H.S.
Nathan VanderwallFRMiddle Distance  Marne, Mich.Zion Christian H.S.
Ryan VersenSOSprints/Hurdles  Grand Rapids, Mich.Kenowa Hills H.S.
Jeshurun WashingtonFRSprints  Kentwood, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern
Isaac WithrowFRDistance  Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park Andrew H.S.
Zach YeoJRSprints  Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Rod Wortley - Head Coach - 14th season
Paul Koutz - Assistant Coach - 11th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 10th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 12th season
 
 
 
  • 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
  • Apr. 26 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Hillsdale Gina Relays - No Team Score