If not for a strong wind, Cameron Burrell would have blown away all the 100-meter dash records before a crowd of 16,549 on Saturday during the 86th edition of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Tex.
The Ridge Point (Missouri City, Texas)
sprint star won the 100 in a blazing 10.07 seconds, but was aided by a 3.2 wind (1.2 over what is allowable for records). The relays record is 10.18 and the Myers Stadium record is 10.29, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Cameron is the son of Leroy Burrell, who won sprint gold and silver medals during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Tony Brown, a junior from Ozen (Beaumont, Texas)
, also left his mark on the relays by winning the Division II 110-meter hurdles in an outstanding 13.38 seconds - both a meet and stadium record. Brown also is a five-star defensive back in football.
Daven Murphree of Big Sandy (Texas)
soared 17-8 1/2 to win the pole vault, while Natron Gibson of Bowie (Arlington, Texas)
leaped 6-10 1/4 to capture the high jump. Silver Creek (Longmont, Colo.)
senior Valarie Allman fired the discus 184-2 for an impressive victory.Ozen (Beaumont, Texas)
senior Nekia Jones notched her second straight shot put victory with a throw of 47-7 1/4. The 5-11, 262-pounder is headed to the University of Texas to play basketball.
The prestigious meet, which also included collegians, drew 6,407 athletes.