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Craig Lautenslager
Craig Lautenslager


Nelson, New Zealand

High School:
Garin College


Cross Country Highlights:
• 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:
• 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:
• 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.

• 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.

• 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.


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