The 6-foot-1, 145-pound senior broke the tape in the 1600-meter run with a meet-record time of 4:02.3 and the 800 in 1:48.25 at the Class 6A state meet this past season. Worley’s winning time in the 800 ranked as the nation’s No. 1 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. He was undefeated at all distances this spring and won the mile at both the Texas Relays and this month’s Brooks PR Invitational.
Worley has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Texas this fall.
A member of the Key Club and the National Honor Society, Worley has served as a tutor in his school and has volunteered locally on behalf of a food bank and the Adopt-a-Highway program. “Sam is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete who I have had the privilege to be around and coach,” said Canyon coach Glenn Gamez. “He strives to be the best, both on and off the track. He’s an exceptional athlete, but his personality and attitude are what stand out the most.”