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Craig Lautenslager
Craig  Lautenslager


Nelson, New Zealand

High School:
Garin College


#UTATop10: No. 1 - UTA claims cross country and track and field titles

John Sauerhage has led the Mavs to 27 team conference championships between the indoor, outdoor and cross country seasons.


2013 All Sports Banquet

Student-athletes were recognized for the accomplishments in the classroom and in the community.


Cross country completes season at regionals

Lautenslager leads team with a 27th-place individual finish


XC: UTA men finish sixth at Chile Pepper Invitational

Women place 17th against strong field in Arkansas.


This week in UTA Athletics

UTA Volleyball travels to San Marcos and San Antonio this week

Cross Country Highlights:
• 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.

• 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:
• 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.

• 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:
• 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).

• 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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