Former College of Houston champion sprinter Cameron Burrell died Monday (August 9). He was 26.
In keeping with KTRK, the college’s athletic division, the place Burrell’s Olympic gold medal-winning father serves as the top observe coach, made the announcement however didn’t instantly specify the reason for demise.
Burrell’s father, Leroy Burrell, launched this assertion:
“My household is extraordinarily saddened with the lack of our son, Cameron, final night time. We’re going by way of profound sorrow and ask that every one of our buddies, prolonged College of Houston household and the observe and area group within the U.S. and overseas permit us to collect with our closest household and buddies,”
Burrell is a former NCAA Nationwide Champion who was a sprinter from 2013 to 2018 on the college’s observe and area crew, based on KHOU.
Amongst his many achievements, Burrell was a First Workforce All-American 3 times throughout the indoor and outside seasons.
He additionally received the person nationwide championship within the 100-meter in 2018, equaling his father’s accomplishment 28 years earlier.
Burrell’s father and mom, Michelle Finn-Burrell, received gold medals in observe on the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Our prayers go up for the Burrell household.