Men are eyeing a repeat of the team title in Alabama.
AT UT ARLINGTON Cross Country Highlights: 2015 • Sat out the 2015 as a redshirt.
2014 • Earned All-South Central Regional honors after placing 14th at the 10k meet (30:16.3). • Named first-team all-conference for the second straight year after finishing third at the Sun Belt Championships with an 8k time of 24:43.5. • Won the UTA Season Opener 5k in 14:56.5.
2013 • Was a first-team all-conference performance after a runner-up showing at the SBC Championships. • Posted a time of 25:31.8 in the 8k league race. • Was the team's top finisher at the South Central Regional, placing 17th (30:53.0) in the 10k to earn all-region honors. • Finished just two spots shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships as an individual. • Placed 17th at the prestigious Crimson Classic with an 8k time of 25:31.8. • Was the team's top finisher three times on the year.
2012 • Earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference accolades as a true freshman. • Placed seventh at the 8k WAC Championships with a time of 24:50.61. • Was the team's top finisher at the NCAA South Central Regional, placing 27th in 31:36.6 (10k). • Narrowly missed all-region honors given to the top 25 finishers. • Had runner-up showings at the UTA Season Opener and the Louisiana Tech Mook 4. • Finished 11th at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:03) and 47th at the Chile Pepper Festival (32:05.8).
Indoor Highlights: 2015 • Placed fifth in the 3000 meters at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with a time of 8:28.80. • Had a season-best 3000m time of 8:26.87 in a fifth-place finish at the adidas Classic. • Won the mile at the Herm Wilson Invitational (4:19.96).
2014 • Scored points in two events for the winning Mavericks at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. • Placed sixth in the 3000m (8:28.73) and eighth in the 5000m (15:00.28) at the league meet. • Finished 10th in the 3000m at the Frank Sevigne Invitational with a clocking of 8:31.84.
2013 • Placed fourth in the 5000m at the WAC Championships with a time of 15:29.02. • Won the mile with a clocking of 4:16.84 at the Varsity Apartments Invitational. • Had a season-best 3000m time of 8:25.45 at the Bill Bergan Invitational.
Outdoor Highlights: 2015 • Was a two-event winner at the Sun Belt Conference Championships to help the Mavericks win the team title. • Won the league crown in both the 5000 meters in 14:37.19 and 10000 meters in 30:27.06. • Set a school record in the 5000m with a 14:17.74 at the Mt. SAC Relays. • Placed 29th in the 5000 meters at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival (14:28.69).
2014 • Helped the Mavericks claim the triple crown at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. • Was the conference champion in the 10000m with a clocking of 31:16.25. • Finished fifth in the 5000m at the SBC Championships (15:15.73). • Established a school-record 10000m time in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays (14:20.90). • Placed fourth in the 5000 meters at the Texas Relays (14:31.79).
2013 • Claimed second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors with a sixth-place finish in the 5000m (15:07.52). • Earned a trip to the Texas Relays where he posted a time of 14:45.82 in the 5000m. • Posted a season-best clocking of 14:40.41 in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays. • Had a season-best 1500m time of 4:01.13 to place fourth at the Track-It Buster Invitational.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON • Was the bronze medalist at the 2009 New Zealand Road Relay Championship for the Athletics Nelson Junior team. • Placed fourth in the Men's 16 grade 3000m at the 2010 New Zealand Track and Field Championships. • Was the bronze medalist at the 2010 New Zealand Cross Country Championships. • Was the Tasman M19 Cross Country champ in 2010. • Placed fourth at the Men's 19 grade at the New Zealand 3000m championships. • Has personal-best times of 3:59.06 in the 1500m, 4:25.12 in the mile and 8:35.47 in the 3000m. • Also ran a 1:56 in the 800 meters, a 3:59 in the 1500 meters and a 14:50 in the 5000 meters.
PERSONAL • Full name is Craig Philip Lautenslager. • Is the son of Debbie and Greg Lautenslager. • Father, Greg, is the coach and director of the National Academy of Distance Running and was a standout distance runner at Texas Tech. • Is the ninth athlete coached by his father to receive a full scholarship to a United States university. • Was born in Dallas and lived in McKinney, Texas, for eight years before moving to New Zealand. • Is studying architecture.