USATF Track & Field Hall of Fame Q&A: Leroy Burrell
What led you to compete at the University of Houston?
Between my junior and senior years in high school, I watched Carl (Lewis) win medals at the ’84 Games. It didn’t dawn on me then that he was at Houston. At an indoor meet, a reporter mentioned me in comparison to Carl because of the events I did and had success in, and shortly thereafter coach Tom Tellez called me from UH. Carl’s mother sent a newsletter from my area to coach Tellez, and he called me and asked if I wanted to visit. The rest worked itself out.