Somewhere around 1994 the XC program was kick started again by Mr. Keven Vanengen. He coached the team through the 1997 season. Mr. Carl Kalsbeek then took over and coached the team from 1998-2000. In 2001 the now Rev. B. Huizenga took over coaching the team and did so until 2004. It was during his time as coach that I believe XC was taken to the next level at CCHS. In 2003 the team first qualified for the state meet, in 2004 the team won it's
first regional championship. Rev. Huizenga will also tell you that coaching XC at CCHS played a part in God guiding him to become a minister of the Word in our churches.
After Coach Huizenga stepped down the team continued to thrive under the coaching of Mr. Dan Schipper. He coached the team through the 2008 season. Under the guidance of Mr. Schipper the team qualified for the state finals each year from 2005-07, and finished 4th in the Division 4 finals at Michigan International Speedway in 2006. Female runner's were few and far between on XC teams, but under the leadership of Mr. Schipper in 2007 CCHS had it's first official women's team. That has continued until today.
Brian Kalsbeek then began coaching the team in 2009 and has been doing so until the present. During the 2013 season our girls team qualified for the state meet as a team for the very first time and in 2014 the boys team won it's second Regional championship, this time in division 3. His boys team also qualified for the state finals in 2015, and the girls did so in 2016, 17, & 18.
In 2009 with many of the team's top runner's graduating and a new head coach coming in, it was a bit of a struggle to get runner's to come back. I began my first season with 7 boy runner's and just 2 girls. By the end of that first season we had begged enough girls to run in order to have a full team. We had a total of 12 runners. Today now, 10 fast year's later CCHS XC has grown to it's biggest, with nearly 60 runners. This is a testament to those who have come before us, to what this sport can do for CCHS student athletes, and to the positive energy our runner's as well as their parents bring to the team each XC season.
Here is a list of some CCHS XC runners from the past:
Larry Meulenberg Jay Kuiper Daryl Kuiper Jon Bol Neal Hanko Mark Engelsma John VanBaren Ed Bos
Todd Meidema Karl VanOostenbrugge Rick Bos Brent Snippe Dr. Brian Decker Dave Decker Rev. B. Huizenga Mark Meulenberg Phil Kalsbeek Carl Kalsbeek Brad Langerak Wes Fisher Mitch Zuverink Steve Huizenga Kenton Kalsbeek Brad Schipper Greg Kalsbeek Nate Pastoor Derek Cnossen Dan Kuiper Jeff Thompson
Karl Dykstra Tyler Schimmel Kevin Koole Jason Koole Matt Hanko Nick Schipper Ben Meyer Tim DeVries Jon Kuiper Seth Kalsbeek Matt Fisher Tom Vanderschaaf Tony Kalsbeek Dan Langerak Ben Rau
Pat Streyle Rev. Ryan Barnhill Ben Laning Zach Start Kieth Gritters Caleb Spriensma Blake DeBoer
Tyler Langerak Rev. Jon Langerak Mike Kalsbeek Rev. Matt DeBoer Ethan Mingerink Chad Jessup
Justin Looyenga Trent Hordyk Andrea Monsma Natalie Heimstra Kendra Lubbers Alex Overbeek Emily Koole
Mike Westra Joel Griffieon Ashley Huizenga Jessie Mastbergan Caleb Koole Brandon Moelker Jared Kraker
Jared Altena Ellie Jessup Dawn DeVries Liz Cammenga Heidi Zondervan Erika Ferguson Renae Veldman Monica Koole Annie Langerak Tricia Scholten Courtney Bouwkamp Stephanie Kamps Erica Moelker
Rose Doezema Renae Rau Brantley Van Overloop Aaron Langerak Larissa Langerak Lydia Kamps Anna Langerak Hailey Mulder Jackson Huizenga Kendra Kamps Abby Kuiper Jenna VanBaren Kara Minderhoud
Laura Rau Josh Moelker Brad Moelker Zach Koole Jordan Hoekstra TJ Mastbergen Jake Griffieon
Seth Bleyenberg Phil Dommisse Leah Kuiper Lexi Ophoff Emily Schipper Taylor Vink Mike Altena Caleb King
Caleb Moelker Brice Van Overloop Elise Boven Melanie Hanko Rachel Kamps Holly Kuiper Natalie Snippe
Bryanna VanBaren Emily Vink Cole Kalsbeek Jayden Kalsbeek David King Josh Kuiper Ryan Kuiper Travis Lubbers
Daren Moelker Carlos Pols Collin Van Overloop Tyler VanDenTop Amber Bos Ana Horan Sarah Kalsbeek
Kelly Lubbers Madalyn Monsma Leah Rau Courtney Spronk Hannah Windemuller