Kiss Sets School Record 110m Hurdles; Improves on Regional Qualifying Time
April 10, 2005
Oxford, Miss. - On a beautiful day in Oxford, Miss., the Memphis track and field teams put together several more strong performances at the Mississippi Invitational, hosted by Ole Miss. The top showings from U of M athletes came from Daniel Kiss, who set a school record in the 110m hurdles and Lisa-Marie Hyman, who won the women's triple jump.
Kiss, who found himself in the final of three heats away from other top competitors, posted a blazing time of 13.80 seconds to win the section. More importantly, the mark broke Terron Wright's school record of 13.84 seconds and bested his previous Regional qualifying mark of 14.02 seconds, which led Conference USA and ranked 14th nationally as of last week. Kiss' tally gave him a second-place overall finish in the meet.
Hyman struggled slightly with steps and timing in five or her six jumps, but still managed to record a leap of 41-03.25" (12.58m) , to take home the victory in the triple jump. The mark also bettered the NCAA Regional standard, though the senior previously qualified for the meet with her school-record leap two weekend's ago.
The third highest Memphis finish came from fellow triple jumper Janon Busby, who himself logged a Regional mark after already qualifying last weekend. Busby posted a third-place finish in the triple with a bound of 49-07.75" (15.13m).
Above the top three finishers, five U of M women set personal records on the day. Mary Claire Dake finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase with a personal best of 11:31.53. Sivan Aballi placed sixth in discus with personal best of 142-07.00" (43.47m). Sheena Ohlig placed seventh in the 100m hurdles with a personal best of 14.53. Josetta Brooks placed seventh in the 400m hurdles with a personal best of 1:04.64, and Annette Uzoh set two personal bests on the day with tosses of 42-00.50" (12.81m) in the shot put and 147-06.00" (44.96m) to place ninth and 16th, respectively.
Chen Edri and Nora Nemere also scored for the Lady Tigers in the meet, as Edri finished fifth in the high jump with a leap 5-05.00" (1.65m), and Nemere placed eighth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:19.46.
The U of M women finished with an eighth-place total of 28 points.
On the men's side, five additional Tigers logged scoring performances in the meet. Heading the list was Norbert Gulyas, who placed fourth in the discus with a toss of 156-01.00" (47.58m), and also set a season-best in the shot put with a toss of 47-07.75" (14.52m). Following that, Brandon Winbush recorded a mark of 23-06.25" (7.17m) to place fifth in the long jump. Gary Nemeth placed sixth in 100m with a season-best time of 10.57. Jason Morgan placed seventh in the javelin with a throw of 154-03.00 (47.02m), and Willie Green was eighth in 100m with a time of 10.67.
The U of M men finished the day with a ninth-place total of 37 points.
The Memphis squads will now have a short week of preparation before splitting up for two meets next weekend. Portions of both the Tiger and Lady Tiger teams will head to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Sea Ray Relays, hosted by the University of Tennessee Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16. The remainder of the Lady Tiger squad will take the road for Macomb, Ill., for the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational, which is hosted by Western Illinois University in honor of Lee Calhoun, the father of U of M Women's Head Coach Brenda Calhoun-Cash.