Former Tigers Compete in Track & Field World Championships
Aug. 19, 2009
Memphis, Tenn. -
Former Tiger standout hurdler Dániel Kiss and thrower Gaute Myklebust competed Tuesday at the IAAF World Championships.
"Obviously the World Championships and the Olympic Games are the two biggest Track & Field events there are," Track and Field Head Coach Kevin Robinson said. "To have two former Memphis Tigers competing at such a high level, representing their countries and the University of Memphis, is phenomenal. Each of the athletes holds the school records here at the University in the events they competing in the World Championships. I think it's a great thing for our program to have former athletes at this level. I hope we can continue the trend of having elite athletes to be able to compete at the international level."
Kiss qualified for the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles which will take place on Thursday August 20. He set a new Hungarian National record with a time of 13.34 seconds in the quarterfinals. The former Tiger holds the Memphis indoor record in 60m hurdles and the outdoor record in the 110m hurdles.
Myklebust did not qualify for the finals but threw for a distance of 60.80 meters. He was named an NCAA All-American in the 2004 season while at the University of Memphis and currently holds the Memphis record for discus throw at 60.85m. Myklebust was named C-USA Athlete of the Year in 2003 and 2004. He also received C-USA Athlete of the Week honors in March of 2004. He competed in the shot put and discus competitions in the 2003 NCAA Championships. Myklebust also competed in the discus throw in the 2004 NCAA Championships.
To get up to the minute results from the 12th Annual IAAF World Championships visit, www.berlin.iaff.org