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Leroy Burrell

Track and Field

Local

Area native from Lansdowne, PA

Overcame being legally blind in one eye to become on the most accomplished sprinters of his time

Won the 100m, 200m, Long Jump and Triple Jump at the PA Class AAA State Track and  Field Championship (1985)

Led Penn Wood High School to the PA Class AAA State Track and Field Championship (1985)

Named high school track and field All-American (1985)

Named Eastern Track Athlete of the Year (1985)

9-time NCAA All-American at University of Houston

  • Indoor 3rd Team in the 55m (1986)
  • Indoor 1st Team in the Long Jump (1989, 1990)
  • Indoor 2nd Team in the 55m (1989, 1990)
  • Outdoor 7th Team in the Long Jump (1988)
  • Outdoor 2nd Team in the Long Jump (1989)
  • Outdoor 5th Team in the 100m (1989)
  • Outdoor 1st Team in the 100m (1990)

Established NCAA outdoor record in the Long Jump at 27’ 5.50” (1989)

Part of the team that establishes the world record in the 4 x 200m Relay (1989)

SWC champion in the 100m and 200m (1990)

2 time NCAA Division I Indoor Long Jump Champion (1989. 1990)

NCAA Division I Outdoor 100m Champion (1990)

Holds the University of Houston record in the 100m with a time of 9.94 sec. (1989)

Recipient of the “Jumbo” Elliott Award as the nation's top collegiate track and field athlete (1990)

U.S. National Indoor 55m Champion (1989)

U.S. National Indoor 60m Champion (1992)

2 time U.S. National Outdoor 100m Champion (1989, 1991)

3 times had a top 10 world ranking by The Track and Field News in the 200m

  • 5th in 1990
  • 5th in 1991
  • 9th in 1992

6 times had a top 10 world ranking by The Track and Field News in the 100m

  • 5th in 1989
  • 1st in 1990
  • 1st in 1991
  • 6th in 1992
  • 3rd in 1993
  • 4th in 1994

Ranked 1st in the world in the 100m for two consecutive years (1990-91)

Won 19 out of his 22 races over two years (1990-91)

Established the world record in the 100m with a time of 9.90sec (6/14/91)

Regained the world record in the 110m with a time of 9.85sec (7/6/94)

Part of the team that currently holds the world record in the 4 x 100m relay with a time of 37.40 (8/8/92 & 8/21/93)

Part of the team that currently holds the world record in the 4 x 200m relay with a time of 1:18.68 (4/17/94)

World Record holder in the 100m (6/4/91-8/25/91 & 7/6/94-7/27/96)

2 time IAAF World Championships Gold Medal in the 4 x 100m Relay (1991, 1993)

IAAF World Championships Silver Medal in the 100m (1991)

Olympic Gold Medal in the 4 x 100m Relay at the Summer Games in Barcelona (1992)

University of Houston Track and Field Head Coach (1998-present)

3 time C-USA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Champions (1999, 2000, 2005)

7 time C-USA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Champions (1999. 2000, 2003-05, 2007-08)

5 time C-USA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Champions (2000. 2002, 2004-06)

4 time C-USA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Champions (2002-03, 2006-06)

2 time C-USA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)

5 time C-USA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year (1999, 2000, 2003-04, 2007)

3 time C-USA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year (2000, 2002, 2004)

3 time C-USA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2005)

2 time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year (2003, 2004)

Inducted into the University of Houston’s Hall of Honor (2000)

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