Texas UIL 100m Champion Cameron Burrell Dies At Age 26

Fort Bend Ridge Point graduate and former UIL Texas 100m state champion Cameron Burrell passed away Monday at the age of 26, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

As of now, the cause of death has not been released.

Burrell came from a family of track and field stars. His father was Olympic gold medalist and former world -record holder in the 100m, Leroy Burrell and his mother, Michelle Finn-Burrell won a relay gold medal in the 1992 Olympic Games. His Aunt Dawn Burrell was an Olympian in the long jump and his godfather Carl Lewis has won more Olympic medals than any other male in track and field history.

Burrell continued the family legacy throughout his own track and field career. He qualified for the UIL State Track and Field Championships as a freshman in the long jump finishing in 7th place. From there, he continued at Ridge Point during his sophomore season when he finished second in the 100m with a 10.34 (w). He followed that up with back-to-back 100m state championship wins in 2012 and 2013.

Burrell maintained success at the college level; he won the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Championships 100m and anchored the University of Houston 4x100 relay to a national title and they broke the collegiate record when they ran 38.17.

Burrell had recently started his professional career. He had a personal bests of 9.93 (wind legal) in the 100m, 20.65 in the 200m, 25-7.25 in the long jump, and 6.57 in the indoor 60m.