Texas freshman Sam Worley (left) broke UT's record in the mile on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. Teammate Alex Rogers set a personal best at the event. (Photo by Texas Athletics)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas freshman Sam Worley breaks school record in the mile

Posted February 10th, 2018

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Texas freshman Sam Worley ran a sub-4-minute mile to break the school record at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday.

Worley finished the mile race in 3 minutes, 58.04 seconds to set a personal-best mark and claim fourth place at the event. He broke the previous indoor record of 3:58.66 set by Joe Stilin in 2013.

“I’m so proud of Sam and the immediate impact he has made on this team,” assistant coach Brad Herbster said. “Breaking the school record in his third indoor race ever, and placing fourth in that field of runners was very impressive.”

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Worley’s teammate Alex Rogers finished in 10th place with a time of 4:00.00. It was a personal best for Rogers and the fifth-best time in UT history.

More personal bests were recorded by Longhorns at the Husky Classic.

Meghan Lloyd finished the unseeded 5,000-meter race in 16:27.12 for eighth place on Friday. It was a personal best and the third-best time in the Big 12 this season. It ranks as the eighth-best time in school history.

Abby Guidry and Olivia Thompson also posted personal records in the unseeded 3,000 meters. Guidry finished in 9:34.98 for sixth place. Thompson’s time of 9:40.78 was good for 15th.

Charles Mills also ran a personal-best mark in the unseeded 3,000 meters. He finished in 18th place with a time of 8:17.11.

Gabby Crank took second place in the unseeded 800 meters with a time of 2:09.48.

John Rice faced tough competition, including some professionals, in the seeded 3,000 meters. He finished in 39th place but posted his best time, not converted for altitude, of the season. Rice posted a mark of 8:12.57.

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