Former NCAA track champion and son of two Olympic gold medalists; Leroy and Michelle Finn-Burrell who both won gold medals at the 1992 Barcelona Games; Cameron Burrell has died at 26 years old.
Cameron Burrell was the 2018 NCAA 100-meter champion for the University of Houston. He anchored Houston’s 4×100 relay team that also won an NCAA championship that year. The university announced his death on Tuesday with a statement from his father Leroy Burrell.
The cause of death was not revealed.
According to Yahoonews, Burrell broke his father’s school record in the 100 meters by .01 seconds with a time of 9.93 in 2017. He was a three-time All-American at 60 and 100 meters and was twice named All-American as a member of the 4×100 relay team.
He won gold as a member of the U.S. 4×100 relay team at the World Junior Championships in 2012. Six years later; he won gold for Team USA running anchor in the 4×100 at the 2018 Athletics World Cup. He won silver in the same event at the 2019 World Relays.
In addition to his parents, Burrell is survived by his brothers, Joshua and Jaden Burrell.