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Craig Lautenslager
Craig  Lautenslager

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Nelson, New Zealand

High School:
Garin College

Event:
Distance


06/29/2015

#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.

05/19/2015

T&F: Sauerhage repeats as SBC Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year

The Mavericks have won two straight outdoor titles since joining the league.

05/10/2015

T&F: Sweet repeat, huge performances for UTA track

Men's team wins league title with all-around victory.

05/08/2015

T&F: Distance duo impresses on day one at league meet

Craig Lautenslager becomes league champ while Gabriela Alfonzo nabs school record.

05/07/2015

T&F: UTA athletes with lofty goals at Sun Belt meet

Men are eyeing a repeat of the team title in Alabama.

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.

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