RIP Robert Platt

A UH pole vaulter died in a boating accident. Posting here for traffic. Always a bad day when a cougar dies and a current student.

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Sad news indeed, condolences to his family.

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That’s horrible

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His mom is our former volleyball coach, Kaddie Platt.

This is so sad and tragic. Thoughts and prayers to their family.

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Wow…

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Oh man…condolences to the family

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Sad and terrible. Condolences to the Platt family. Kaddie was always nice and a great rep for UH even if the team wasn’t having a great season. I couldn’t imagine dealing with something like this.

Rest In Peace Robert.

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Sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family and to all Robert’s extended family of Cougar teammates and coaches.

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Kaddie Platt’s son…terrible news. Condolences to the Platt family.

Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and teammates.

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Platt was a member of two UH track teams that swept the American Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships titles in back-to-back seasons. In 2018-19, he finished eighth in the pole vault at the Reveille Invitational with a height of 14 foot, 4 inches during the indoor season, according to a release from the university. During the outdoor season, Platt cleared a career-best 15-3.5 at the Texas A&M Alumni Muster.

As a freshman in 2017-18, Platt finished fourth at the Leonard Hilton Invitational with a height of 15-1 during the indoor season and posted a pair of top-10 finishes during the outdoor campaign.

Following his inaugural collegiate season, Platt was named to the AAC all-academic team.Before joining the Cougars, he was an award-winning high school star at George Ranch, where he finished third at the Class 6A state championships as a senior.