He may not be Usain Bolt’s top rival, but Missouri City (Tx) Ridge Point High sprinter Cameron Burrell is at least a serious name to watch in the forthcoming years.
The Texas teen cemented that status with the fastest 100-meter dash of the year so far when the senior crossed the finish line of the 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays in just 10.07 seconds.
As reported by MaxPreps, the Houston Chronicle and other outlets, Burrell’s blazing time won’t count as an even par mark because the 2013 Texas Relays were run under wind-aided conditions that were just above the threshold for a wind-aided meet.
Still, Burrell’s 100 time was faster than the best of all-time in the prep divisions at the Texas Relays and a full 0.22 seconds faster than the prior mark in all events at Myers Stadium, which now hosts the event each spring.
For Burrell, the record run is the latest salvo in an extremely promising career. The Ridge Point senior has emerged as one of the nation’s top sprint talents, a talent he’s been gifted in part by immaculate genetics; Burrell’s father is Leroy Burrell, who won a gold and silver medal in different sprint events at the Barcelona Olympics.
Whether Burrell continues in the 100 or transitions to other races remains to be seen. He has also made a mark on the long jump in prior years, so that remains a possibility, too.
One thing is certain, however: Regardless of what Burrell does, he’ll do it fast.