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.
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.