Shavez Hart Biography – Shavez Hart Wiki
Shavez Hart was a Bahamian track and field sprinter who mainly competed in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He was a 1 x World Indoor Championships Silver medallist, 1 x CAC Championships winner and 2 x Pan American U20 Championships Bronze medallist, according to World Athletics. He won a silver medal in the 4×400-meter relay at the 2016 Indoor World Championships and competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Hart began his track and field career in 2010. The first season of competition in 2010 had Hart placing seventh in both the 100 (10.78) and 200 (21.69) at the Bahamas Junior Championships. He was a member of the Bahamas junior 4×400 relay that set a national record of 40.26 for third place at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Miramar, Florida. He competed at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships, running 10.48 in prelims and was disqualified in the final after he false started.
At the 2011 Carifta Games, Hart finished third in the 100 (10.51) and fourth in the 200 (21.35). He was runner-up in 100 (10.51) at the Bahamas Junior Championships. He was a 2011 graduate of St. Georges High School in Freeport, Bahamas.
Hart competed for South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, before transferring to Texas A&M University. He was a 10-time All-American at Texas A&M from 2013-15. Hart was an integral part of Texas A&M’s gold medal-winning 4×400-meter relay at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships. He won four SEC Championships in relays and blazed to a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2015 SEC Outdoor Championships.
Shavez Hart Age
He was born Shavez O’Neal Hart on September 6, 1992 in Cooperstown, Abaco, Bahamas. He died on September 3, 2022 in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. The Bahamian-born sprinter was 29 years old.
Shavez Hart Family
He is the son of Sidney and Shammaine Hart. He has three siblings, Sirnado, Shermal and Sarai.
Shavez Hart Death
Former Texas A&M star sprinter Shavez Hart was shot and killed on September 3, 2022 in North Abaco, Bahamas, according to TMZ. He was in the process of trying to break up a fight outside a North Abaco nightclub when the incident occurred.
According to the Royal Bahamas Police, a group of males engaged in a physical altercation before one of them returned with a gun, opened fired and hit Hart in the chest.
Hart was transported to Marsh Harbour Clinic, where he was pronounced dead.
Philip Brave Davis, the prime minister of the Bahamas, released a statement on Twitter after news of Hart’s death: “On behalf of my family and the people of The Bahamas, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Shavez Hart. As a country, we’ve been blessed to have had an amazing athlete carry our flag worldwide. Ann and I will keep the family of Shavez in our thoughts and prayers.”
Texas A&M track and field coach Pat Henry said: “This is so tragic. Shavez Hart was of course one of our finest athletes ever, but he was one of the kindest people I have met, and such a soft-spoken man. Words can’t describe the loss that the Aggie track & field family is feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
The Bahamas Olympic Committee said in a statement: “The Olympic family is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Shavez Hart, a proud native of Abaco. He was always very humble, yet proud and determined to offer the very best of himself for the sake of country.”
Blaine Wiley, his former South Plains College coach, said: “Waking up to absolutely devastating news that one of my former athletes Shavez Hart was shot and killed last night in the Bahamas. I had the honor of coaching ‘Sparkie’ at South Plains College where he remains the school record holder and won many NJCAA championships. RIP.”
Shavez Hart Cause of Death
Bahamian track and field sprinter Shavez Hart has died after being shot and killed while trying to break up a fight in a nightclub parking lot.
Shavez Hart Nationality
Hart was of Bahamian nationality.
Shavez Hart Instagram
Hart’s Instagram is @sparkiiiee.