Kris Gauson Wins National Title

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND -- Former Butler track and cross country standout Kris Gauson has added to his impressive resume by winning the 800 meter run at the Scottish National Championships on Sunday, July 17.  The national event was held at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gauson, who owns Butler records in both the 800 and 1500 meter runs, placed first in both the quarterfinals and the semifinals at the national championship.  He then captured the finals in 1:51.73.  Craig Stewart was runner-up in 1:51.39, while Christopher Smith finished third in 1:51.71.

Earlier this month, Gauson was named 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  He was selected as the Most Outstanding Runner at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championship, after setting a league record (3:48.00) while winning the 1500 meter run.  He went on to earn honorable mention All-America recognition.

Gauson will continue his summer running schedule on the final weekend of July at the U.K. World Trials in Birmingham, England.  The former Butler star will be competing in the 1500 meter run at the World Trials.