Event: Decathlon, Pole Vault
Born: August 1, 1977 in Anne Arundel, Md.
PRs: 8002 decathlon (2000), 5.42/17-9.25 Pole Vault
Current Residence: Berkeley, Calif.
High School: Christian Brothers Academy (Sacramento, Ca) HS '95
College: California '00
Coach: Ed Miller
Career Highlights: 2000 NCAA decathlon champ; PAC-10 champ in 1999 and 2000; 6th at 2000 Olympic Trials.
Hart ended his five-year collegiate career at Cal by winning the NCAA decathlon champ, becoming the 54th American multi-eventer to crack the 8000-point barrier with 8002 points (5 points shy of 2000 Olympic silver medalist Chris Huffins' Cal record). Hart faced a tough battle with Claston Bernard of L.S.U., until the pole vault competition on day 2 when Hart virtually clinched the title by clearing 17-8.50 to Bernard's 12-9.50. A two-time MVP and captain of his high school team, Hart was a six-time league champion in the pole vault and hurdles at Christian Brothers HS. Captured the PAC-10 title and placed third at NCAAs in 1999, earning his second All-American honor in the decathlon. Hart leaped 23-10.75 in the long jump at the NCAA Championships, Cal's best mark of the season. Finished 2nd in the decathlon at the U.S. Junior Championships, and 16th at the World Junior Championships in 1996...a human biodynamics major at Cal.
2000: NCAA decathlon champ (8002PR)...PAC-10 champ (7890)...6th at
Olympic Trials (7873)...set pole vault PR at PAC 10 Championships
5.42/17-9.25...ranked #5 U.S. by T&FN...bests of 8002 and 5.42/17-9.25.
1999: PAC-10 decathlon champ...3rd at NCAAs...8th at USA Championships...ranked 8th U.S...
7th at PAC-10 in pole vault...bests of 7773 and 17-0.75.
1998: 3rd at PAC-10 in decathlon...9th at NCAAs...bests of 7463w and 17-1.50i.
1997: 3rd in decathlon at PAC-10 champs...6th at PAC-10s in pole vault...bests of 7258w and 16-0.75.
1996: 2nd at U.S. Junior Championships in decathlon...16th in deca at World Juniors...bests of 6850 and 16-0.