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Tylor Hart, UMass Boston’s indoor high jump record holder, wants to become a coach and physician’s assistant.

Tylor Hart

  • Class of 2015

  • The 2012 Little East Conference Indoor Rookie Field Athlete of the Year and holder of UMass Boston’s indoor high jump record wants to become a coach and physician’s assistant.

Recruited out of Newton North High School, Tylor Hart ’15 didn’t have to wait long to find success at UMass Boston. His freshman year, he was the first Beacon to be named Little East Conference Indoor Rookie Field Athlete of the Year; his sophomore year, he competed at the national level. Then in his junior year, he set a program record for indoor high jump with a leap of 6-08.25 feet.

What’s even more impressive is when you hear what challenges Hart has had to face.

 

Off the track, Hart is majoring in exercise and health sciences and serving as an orientation leader for the Beacon Beginnings program. But his biggest support system is the track team.

“Being on the track and field team here is the greatest decision I’ve made besides coming to UMass Boston. I love my team; I love my coaches. Coach Walker has always had my back. She’s always been there to support me with all the stuff that’s going on in my life,” Hart says.

Hart says he’d like to coach himself one day, perhaps at the high school or college level. He also wants to become a physician’s assistant.

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