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Track & Field Championships: Worley shows wizardry with his wheels

Sam Worley has been a wonder on the track for UT (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

By Riley Zayas
Horns Illustrated Contributor

This week, from June 5th through 8th, Mike A. Myers stadium will play host to the biggest event in college track and field — The NCAA National Championships. It will be a showcase of the best of the best in the NCAA with athletes competing in a variety of different running and field events, from the 100m dash to the 10,000m run, the high jump to the javelin, this is a meet that will determine the NCAA’s best in 2019.

Considering that the 2019 Texas Texas Track and Field team has enjoyed so much success over the course of the outdoor season, it’s no wonder that 20 different Longhorns will be representing the host team this week. Out of all 20, four have stood out over the course of this journey to the championships. All four have different backgrounds, different stories and run different races, but all stand proud in the Eyes of Texas. Horns Illustrated profiles those four athletes heading into the big meet — Sam Worley, Tripp Piperi, Ashtin Zamzow and Teahna Daniels.

SAM WORLEY

AUSTIN — In 2018, a freshman named Sam Worley established himself as a one of the Big 12’s best men’s distance runners that set the tone for the years to come.