Kiss Named C-USA Men's Co-Athlete of the Week
April 12, 2005
Irving, Texas, - After a record-setting performance in the 110m hurdles at the Mississippi Invitational, Memphis senior Daniel Kiss was named the Conference USA Men's Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Week for April 12. The honor is the first-career weekly award for the Budapest, Hungary native, who was recognized in an announcement by the conference office on Tuesday.
For Saturday's meet, Kiss posted a time of 13.80 seconds in the 110m hurdles to break former Olympian Terron Wright's school record of 13.84 and improve upon the C-USA leading and NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 14.02 seconds that he had logged a week earlier at the Ole Miss Invitational. The time gave Kiss a second-place finish in the meet, behind only All-American Antwon Hicks of Ole Miss.
In addition to the conference recognition, Kiss garnered considerable national attention for his blazing performance. The 13.80 second tally, which is currently the fourth-fastest time in the nation, prompted Kiss' ranking of ninth in this week's Trackwire Dandy Dozen, a weekly power ranking of the top 12 athletes in each NCAA event.
After the great showing last weekend, Kiss and several of his Tiger and Lady Tiger teammates will turn their attention to the Sea Ray Relays, which will be held April 14-16 in Knoxville, Tenn. The remainder of the U of M women's squad will travel to Macomb, Ill., for the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational.