Fresh off of his second consecutive 100-meter dash 4A state title, elite sprinter Cameron Burrell of Ridge Point (Missouri City, Texas) turns his attention to one of the top track and field events in the world – the adidas Grand Prix, taking place this Saturday in New York City. Burrell tells USA TODAY High School Sports his pre-race thoughts.
What’s going on everyone!
It’s Cameron Burrell. If you didn’t know, I’m running the 100-meter dash in the adidas Grand Prix in New York City this Saturday at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. Well, now you know! It’s a huge meet, so I hope you stay updated on the results!
I feel pretty confident and excited going into this meet. Training has been great, and I’m 100 percent healthy.
I’ve had a great season. I’ve become one of the top high school sprinters in the U.S. A victory at the Dream 100 would mean the world. Only the best of the best get the chance to go to a meet like this. I’m glad I have the opportunity. I’m ready to leave it all on the track.
I’ve been to New York before, but only for a few hours – I’m ready to see all the great things the city has to offer.
This will pretty much be the last 100-meter race of my 2013 season. I want to put my best race together, win and improve my 10.36 personal record. I was able to win the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.61 seconds at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Wash., in February (check out my video diary) Now I’m ready to go for the adidas Dream 100 title.
Thanks for reading, and remember that I will be running for the University of Houston next season. Oh, and please, please, please follow me on twitter @camxburrell and follow Sarah Gearhart, the greatest sports writer ever @Sarah_Gearhart .
Video diary one: http://www.usatoday.com/videos/sports/preps/2013/03/06/1967553/
Video diary two: