Strong finishes for Mavericks in Gold Division race
AT UT ARLINGTON Cross Country Highlights: 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: 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: 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.
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.