Former College of Houston champion sprinter Cameron Burrell died Monday (August 9). He was 26.

Based on 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 loss of life.

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 means of profound sorrow and ask that each one of our buddies, prolonged College of Houston household and the observe and area neighborhood within the U.S. and overseas enable us to collect with our closest household and buddies,” 

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Burrell is a former NCAA Nationwide Champion who was a sprinter from 2013 to 2018 on the college’s observe and area group, in line with KHOU

Amongst his many achievements, Burrell was a First Crew All-American 3 times throughout the indoor and out of doors 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.