Houston NCAA Sprinting Champ Cameron Burrell Dead at Age 26

HOUSTON—Former NCAA national champion sprinter Cameron Burrell has died. He was 26. The University of Houston, where he starred from 2013–2018, announced his death. The school said he died Monday but did not provide further details. Burrell’s father, Leroy Burrell, a former Olympic gold medal sprinter who coaches Houston’s track team, released a statement through the school. “My family is extremely saddened with the loss of our son, Cameron,” Leroy Burrell said. “We are going through profound sorrow and ask that all of our friends, extended University of Houston family and the track and field community in the U.S. and abroad allow us to gather with our closest family and friends. We are profoundly grief-stricken and thank everyone for the outpouring of prayers and support.” Cameron Burrell won the national title in the 100 meters in 2018 in Eugene, Oregon. He won a second national title with his team that …

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