Cameron, a three sport letterman at Folsom High School competed in Football, Basketball and Track & Field (1976-1980). As a senior, he led the Bulldogs in rushing and scoring playing Fullback and Nose Guard. He was the starting center on the basketball team and he was a three time Varsity League Champion in the Shot Put and Discus. 1979 Cameron was the Sac Joaquin Section Shot Put Champion. He never lost a varsity dual meet competition in the shot put. He is still the current record holder at Folsom High School in the Shot Put (62’ 2”) and the Discus (167’ 10”).
After being recruited by head track coach Dick Cristofani, Cameron decided to attend Cosumnes River College in the fall of 1980 and compete on the track team. In his first season of competition, he was a California Community College State Meet Finalist in the Shot Put. In his second year on the team, he set three school records: Shot Put (58’ 7”), Discus (162’ 4”) and Hammer Throw (177’ 6”), and won eleven championship titles, including the State Championship. Cameron was the JC Division Champion at the Coors/Cosumnes River Weight Pentathlon, the JC Division Champion at the TFA/USA Fresno State Weight Pentathlon, the JC Division Hammer Throw and Shot Put Champion at the Bruce Jenner Invitational, the Open Shot Put Champion at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, the JC Division Hammer Throw Champion at the Modesto Relays, the Hammer Throw and Shot Put Champion of the Camino Norte Conference, the Northern California Hammer Throw and Shot Put Champion and the 1982 California Community College State Hammer Throw Champion. Because of his performance he was named “Most Valuable Athlete” at CRC, as well as the “1982 Outstanding Junior College Athlete of the Year” by the Sacramento Hall of Fame. During Cameron’s two year career at Cosumnes River College, he lost only one dual meet Shot Put competition and went undefeated in the Hammer competition. Cameron himself says that, “The time I spent at CRC was the most enjoyable of my athletic career”.
After Cosumnes, Cameron attended Fresno State University on a track and field scholarship starting in the fall of 1982. At Fresno State, he continued his outstanding track career setting both Indoor (60’ ½”) and Outdoor (62’ 3”) Shot Put Records. In his first year on the track team, Cameron was named: April 30th 1983 Fresno Bee “Central California Athlete of the Week”, 1983 Fresno State University “Outstanding Field Performer”, and was the 1983 Pacific Coast Athletic Association “Shot Put Champion”. In his second year (1984), he was the Captain of the Track Team, an Indoor All-American 35 lb Weight (62’ 6”), the 1984 Fresno Bee- West Coast Relays Hammer and Shot Put Champion, the 1984 Fresno Bee-West Coast Relays Outstanding Collegiate Field Performer and a 1984 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Hammer Throw (208’ 5”). During his two season of competing, Cameron was the “All-Time 2 Year Leading Point Scorer” at Fresno State University and he helped lead his team to their first two Pacific Coast Athletic Association Track and Field Championships.
Cameron’s athletic career came to an end in the spring of 1985 by an unfortunate accident.
Cameron met his wife Simone on a blind date in the spring of 1984. They dated long distance while Simone taught in Mission Viejo and Cameron coached track at Sacramento State; and the two were married in June 1988.
Cameron currently works as the Sales Manager of West Coast Industrial Flooring, Inc. of Rancho Cordova and Simone is a Vice Principal at Barrett Middle School in Carmichael. They have two children, Alexis Lauren (14) attends Folsom High School and MacGregor William (11) goes to Sutter Middle School. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing golf, reading, cooking and sightseeing with his family.