Texas runner Sam Worley competes in the distance medley event during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 30, 2018. [NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Cross Country

Cross-country teams finish in first and second at Chile Pepper Festival

Posted October 5th, 2019


Sam Worley and Destiny Collins helped the Longhorns finish first and second at the Chile Pepper Cross-Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday.

Worley led the Longhorns to their team championship as he finished seventh individually. He finished the 8,000-meter race in 23 minutes, 59.4 seconds.

Collins also finished in seventh with a time of 16:44.7 in the women’s 5,000-meter race.


The men finished with the lowest score, 74 points, to take the title. John Rice, Cruz Gomez, Haftu Knight and Crayton Carrozza joined Worley as Texas’ top five finishers.

The women totaled 90 points for the second-lowest score. Kathryn Gillespie, Beth Ramos, Claudine Blancaflor and Madeline Vondra joined Collins as the Longhorns’ top five finishes. Arkansas dominated the race, finishing with the top four finishes and 24 points.

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