Pickworth earns berth to Aussie Crossy Champs

Transforming from track runner to cross country runner in a matter of weeks, Fletcher Pickworth qualified to represent New Zealand in the Australian Cross Country Championships. Pickworth’s 10th place finish at Saturday’s New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Timaru nailed down the final of the 10 automatic berths for

Craig Lautenslager runs New Zealand’s fastest 10K time of the year

Craig Lautenslager was less than satisfied with his performance at Sunday’s Portland (Oregon) Track Festival.  Had the National Academy of Distance Running star kept up with the second pack in the  High Performance 10,000m race, he would have smashed his personal best of 29min. But he succumbed to the hot

Finally, a breakthrough for Craig Lautenslager

Craig Lautenslager appeared poised to emerge as New Zealand's top distance runner and top American collegian after a 2016 season that saw him run a 4:03 mile at the Texas Relays, a 13:52 to win his 5,000m heat at the Mount Sac Relays, and a 29:18 to capture the 10,000m

Pickworth running wild in Cali

Fletcher Pickworth walked away with his head down from the finish area after his 1,500m heat at the Beach Invitational on Sunday but later smiled when the realization set in. "I just won my first international race," he beamed. Pickworth, running against mostly U.S. university runners in their 20's, came from behind

Personal Bests Galore for Academy Athletes at South Island Schools Championships

The "PR - orama," as National Academy of Distance Running Coach Greg Lautenslager called it, started and ended with Fletcher Pickworth at the weekend's South Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships at the Saxton Field Athletics Track. The Academy star runner exploded on the final lap of the Under 19 Boys 3,000m

Successful Start to Jeff Lautenslager’s Final Collegiate Season

Jeff Lautenslager began is final season at Boise State University with a runner-up finish in his heat at the Stanford Invitational in California on Sunday. Lautenslager, the National Academy of Distance Running athlete, ran strongly and carved through the pack of 12 runners, putting himself in position around the final turn,

Craig Lautenslager Runs to Honour Christchurch Victims

By Debbie Fetterman DFW Running Craig Lautenslager, Saturday’s (March 16) St. Paddy's Dash Down Greenville 5K champion, ran in honor of the victims of Friday’s terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. He spent his formative years growing up in New Zealand. Lautenslager took off fast, clocking a 4-minute, 25-second first mile. He hung

Tasman wins eight medals at NZ Track and Field Champs

Manawatu’s Genna Maples heard footsteps as she rounded the final bend on the anchor leg of the women’s under 20  4 x 400 metres relay at Sunday’s New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Christchurch. She did not know the footsteps belonged to the daughter of the New Zealand women’s 800m