Kiss Earns Second Athlete of the Week Honor of Outdoor Season
May 10, 2005
Irving, Texas - After another stellar performance in the 110m hurdles at last weekend's Arkansas State Mini-Meet, Memphis senior Daniel Kiss was named the Conference USA Men's Athlete of the Week for May 10. The award is the second weekly accolade of the outdoor season for Kiss, who also took home Athlete of the Week honors on April 12.
With his time of 13.49s in a victory at ASU, Kiss broke the Memphis record in the 110m hurdles for the third time this season, automatically qualified for World Championships this summer, and continued his ascent up the national and world rankings. In addition, the Budapest, Hungary native missed breaking the Hungarian national record for the event by only two one-hundredths of a second.
Kiss' time currently ranks second in both the nation and the Mideast Region behind only Antwon Hicks of Ole Miss, while the time moved him into the top-15 performances in the world this year for the 110m hurdles. He remains in the eighth position in Trackwire's Dandy Dozen, which is a power ranking of the top 12 athletes in each NCAA event.
On top of his national and world rankings, Kiss heads the Conference USA performance list in the 110m hurdles and will enter this week's C-USA Championships as the favorite in the event after posting each of the top three and five of the top six times in the conference this season.
The preliminary rounds of the 110m hurdles are set to begin at 5 p.m. Friday evening at the Lewis/Tellex Complex on the campus of the University of Houston, while the finals are slated for 1:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon.