2010 Men's Cross Country
09/30/2014 - Cross Country

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Golden Eagle cross country teams took home the top individual honors this week from the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference as Julie Oosterhouse and Kevin Vroegh each were named the Runners of the Week. Both helped their teams to solid finishes in the Augustana Brissman/Lundeen Invitational.

09/13/2014 - Men's Cross Country

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Cornerstone senior, Louis Falland cruised to a convincing win at the Knight Invitational hosted by Calvin College. The overnight rain and the preceding women's race turned sections of the 8 kilometer course in to slick mud, slowing times at the usually fast Gainey Athletic Complex.

Running with the leaders from the start, Falland moved to the front after three miles and held the lead to the finish, winning by six seconds in 25:06. The only real drama in the race came when the lead vehicle got stuck twice and required the help of spectators to get it moving before the runners caught up.

Senior, Jared Holmberg paced a pair of freshmen. Holmburg placed 87th in 27:22 with Kevin Vroegh (98th / 27:30) and Brent Dunn (109th / 27:39) close behind.  Sophomore, Jacob Benson completed the team scoring taking 156th in 28:19.

Calvin won with 55 points ahead of two top ranked NAIA teams – St. Francis (Ill) with 79 and Aquinas at 109. Cornerstone took eleventh with 303 points.

08/30/2014 - Men's Cross Country

(Holland, Mich.) For the fourth time in the last five years, Cornerstone Alum, Zach Ripley won the Vanderbilt Cross Country Invitational. Ripley was joined by CU senior, Louis Falland for most of the race taking second.

The two ran the first half of the 8 kilometer race under course record pace of 24:59 set by Ripely in 2010.  Zach pulled away in the second half to in in 25:10. Falland's 25:39 was the top collegiate time and 48 seconds ahead of third.

The Golden Eagles put four freshmen in their top seven, led by Brent Dunn's 27:57 in eleventh. Senior Jared Holmberg finished two seconds and one place back. Kevin Vroegh debuted in 28:18 for 18th while sophomore, Jacob Benson (28:36 / 22nd) worked with Zach Feldpausch (28:39 / 23rd). Trevor Curtis filled the seventh spot running 30:11 for 32nd.

Adrian College put five in the top ten to win the team title with 30 points. Hope was second with 42 followed by Cornerstone's 61. Muskegon Community College finished fourth with 107.

11/23/2013 - Men's Cross Country

(Lawrence, Kan.) On a bitterly cold day at historic Rim Rock Farm, Louis Falland earned All-America honors finishing fourteenth at the NAIA Cross Country National Championship.

A strong north wind in the first mile put the wind chill at nineteen degrees, but did little so slow the leaders as they passed the mile post in 4:36. Falland stayed with the front group through two miles and then the field began to stretch out on the hilly section of the course.

Louis held position up the final hill leading to Chester Cemetery then charged through the last 400 meters in 66 seconds to reach the finish in 24:54 tying his personal best set two weeks ago when he won the WHAC meet. His time was twelve seconds better than the 25:06 he ran at Rim Rock Farm at the NAIA preview meet in October.

"Louis is in a completely different category as a cross country runner this season," said CU Men's Cross Country Coach, Nate Van Holten. "Last year nationals he placed 161st. He's not only trained hard, but his ability to race with confidence has also grown tremendously."

Oklahoma City won the team title with 77 points while the WHAC was well represented by Aquinas in fifth with 148 and Indiana Tech in 18th, scoring 511. Eric Avila of Southern Oregon was the individual champion running 24:02 for the 8 kilometer race.

11/09/2013 - Men's Cross Country

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) The question going into the 2013 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship wasn't if Louis Falland would win. The question was how big would the gap be?

Undefeated against conference competition this season, the senior from Australia challenged himself by going after the course record of 24:28 set by CU's Zach Ripley in 2010.

Conditions did not favor a record. With winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour on a mile long stretch of the 8 kilometer course, in both the second and fourth miles, forced Falland to battle the weather as much as the clock. Running the opening mile in 4:38 produced a 50 meter lead which grew to over 100 meters by the third mile.

The lead extended to 45 seconds by the time Falland reached the finish in a new personal best time of 24:54.  The win came after placing nineteenth a year ago and sixth in 2011 and earned Louis WHAC Runner of the Year honors.  Falland also advances to the NAIA Cross Country National Championship on November 23 in Lawrence Kansas.

Other CU finishers included Ben Foreman (29th / 27:29),  Isaac Burnham (42nd / 28:20), Jacob Benson (47th / 28:35), Tyler Grey (49th / 28:38), Ethan Trobley (61st / 29:30) and Michael Darling (62nd / 29:37).

Aquinas swept third through eighth place to win the team title with 25 points. Cornerstone finished fourth with 127 behind Indiana Tech (55) and Siena Heights (84) out of the ten team field.

Falland wins by 6 seconds at Calvin Invitational
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Falland earns All-American honors at NAIA National Championship
Falland wins by 45 seconds
Jayhawk Invitational at Muskegon Comunity College
2:00 PM EST
Muskegon, Mich.
NAIA Preview Meet
11:00 AM EST
Lawrence, Kan.
NAIA Great Lakes Invitational
11:00 AM EST
Grand Rapids, Mich.
WHAC Championships
10:00 AM EST
Grand Rapids, Mich.
NAIA Championships
11:30 AM EST
Lawrence, Kan.
  • Sep. 26 - Men's Cross Country @ Brissman-Lundeen Invitational at Augustana College - 12th of 38
  • Sep. 13 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational at Calvin College - 12th of 21
  • Aug. 30 - (RV) Men's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational at Hope College - 3rd of 4