Sam Worley No. 11 Fastest High School Boys Miler All-Time

New Braunfels Canyon senior and University of Texas signee Sam Worley ran the No. 11 all-time fastest high school boys mile in the Jerry Thompson Mile on Saturday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, winning the elite field in 4:00.61. 

Worley and fellow Texas high schooler Reed Brown, of Southlake Carroll, were the only two prep athletes accepted into the Jerry Thompson Mile field. Brown finished fourth overall in 4:03.23. 

In taking the win, Worley outkicked some of the best in the business, including 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano, who finished third in 4:02.02, and University of Texas sophomore Alex Rogers, who was second in 4:01.65. 

UTEP's Jonah Koech was sixth in 4:03.75. 

Worley's Splits:

400m - 1:01.57
800m - 1:00.99
1200m - 1:01.77 
Mile - 56.30

The performance was on the senior's future home track.

"It just means a lot," Worley said, "especially for this to be on my future track home turf. I felt some kind of pride coming here. I saw Bevo today. I felt like that was some good luck right there, so I knew it was going to be a special day." 

Worley said it was bittersweet not to get that elusive sub-four-minute time.

"I really wanted to be under four, but you have to be happy with the results your given," Worley said. "I put in a good effort today, so it's just something to be proud of."

***Apologies for the interview cutting. One of the camera batteries died, so we had to switch.***

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