Point Park University men's track and field student-athlete Tyler Deshon Carter passed away on Wednesday, May 24, in Gulf Shores, Ala. For the official statement from the University, click here.

Tyler was in his first year at Point Park and his first year on the Pioneers track and field team. He was in Gulf Shores, Ala., in advance of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship, at which he was a national qualifier in the triple jump.

Tyler is from Penn Hills, Pa., and he graduated from Trinity Christian School near his hometown. He is a former Pennsylvania high school state champion in the triple jump.

Tyler is the Point Park school-record holder in the triple jump with a record distance of 14.70 meters. That distance ranks No. 4 in the NAIA entering the outdoor national meet, and it was set April 29 when he won first place in the triple jump at the River States Conference championship meet.

He was also an NAIA national qualifier during the indoor season earlier this year. He competed at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship March 2-4, and he placed 24th in the nation there.

Point Park University and the athletic department continues to keep the family in thoughts and prayers. We ask that you honor the family's request for privacy in this matter.