Burrell Receiving Votes for Bowerman Watch List

Burrell Receiving Votes for Bowerman Watch List
Senior one of 17 collecting votes for prestigious award

Burrell enters 2016-17 as a senior on the indoor circuit, while having two years of eligibility remaining for outdoor. He opened the indoor season with the fourth best long jump in the NCAA at the Reveille Invitational, where he leapt 24-7 (7.49m) to win the event.

The Houston native finished the 2016 indoor season with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in the 60-meter dash. Burrell ran 6.48 at the championship meet to break the school record and fall just one-one hundredth of a second shy of the national title.

During the 2016 outdoor season, Burrell qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100-meter dash and as the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay. In his solo event, Burrell crossed the line fourth in 10.26, while the Cougars’ 4x1 team finished as the runner up by two-hundredths of a second, with a school-record 38.44.

Burrell would go on to finish 25th in the United States Olympic Trials in the 100-meter dash to end his 2015-16 season.

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Cameron Burrell, Houston
Men’s 60 Meters
Last year Cameron Burrell finished runner-up in the fastest 60-meter final in the history of the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. Burrell crossed the finish line in 6.48, while Ronnie Baker took the win in 6.47.

Those times left Baker and Burrell 3rd and 4th on the all-time collegiate list, respectively. Leonard Myles-Mills still holds the collegiate record at 6.45A, set in 1999.

Burrell returns for his senior year and will look to rebound after a disappointing end to his outdoor season, comparatively to what happened indoors. He finished 4th in the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and then 26th at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Competition buoyed Burrell — and Baker, for that matter — indoors last year, so it will be imperative for a new crop of sprinters to climb into the ranks of the elite.

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