Gauson Named To World University Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Just days after capturing a national title in Glasgow, Scotland, former Butler runner Kris Gauson was notified that he had been selected to Great Britain’s track and field team for this summer’s World University Games.  This year’s competition will be held in Shenzhen, China, August 12-23.

Gauson’s selection was based on his performance this year.   The outstanding middle distance runner set a Butler 1500 meter record (3:40.59) during the spring season, and went on to be 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.

Gauson, who won the 800 meter title at the Scottish National Championships, will continue his summer running schedule on the final weekend of July at the U.K. World Trials in Birmingham, England.

A 2011 honorable mention All-American, Gauson won’t be the lone Butler representative at the World University Games in China.  Butler men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens will be serving as an assistant coach for the USA Men’s Basketball Team at the China games.