They’ll sport burnt-orange uniforms next year, but three future Longhorns opted to wear gold and silver on Saturday.
New Braunfels Canyon senior Sam Worley, The Woodlands senior Adrian Piperi and Lake Travis senior Megan Rourke each shined at the University Interscholastic League’s Class 6A track and field meet. The trio of Texas recruits combined for five medals, three of which were gold. Competing at Myers Stadium, Piperi also won a team title with The Woodlands.
Running six weeks after he barely missed out on breaking the four-minute mile mark, Worley covered 1,600 meters in 4:02.30. That state-record time beat Southlake Carroll senior Reed Brown, who has signed with Oregon, by 0.19 seconds. Additionally, Worley won the Class 6A 800-meter race with a time of 1:48.25. (The state record in the 800 meters is 1:48.21).
Piperi won the Class 6A shot put — his third straight win in the event — with a toss of 68 feet, 3.75 inches. He also placed second in the discus. Those top-two finishes contributed 18 points to The Woodlands’ team total, and the Highlander boys beat Richmond George Ranch 60-54 for the Class 6A championship.
In addition to the track and field standouts, Texas was represented on the UIL’s medal stand this weekend by future football player Montrell Estell. On Friday, the Hooks senior won the Class 3A triple jump. Estell secured gold with a leap of 45 feet, 8.5 inches.
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