Kiss & Williams Elected To T&F Collegiate Athlete Hall Of Fame

Kiss & Williams Elected To T&F Collegiate Athlete Hall Of Fame

Track & Field | March 21, 2024

USC’s Balasz Kiss and Angela Williams were elected to the Track & Field Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame it was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) today (March 22).  

Kiss was a four-time NCAA hammer throw champion, winning the titles in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.  He set the USC hammer throw record with a mark of 271-1 (82.62m) in September of 1995 and still owns the top eight hammer throws ever by a collegian.  Kiss competed in the hammer throw at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. for his native Hungary and won the gold medal with a throw of 266-6 (81.24m). Kiss was also the 1998 European Championships silver medalist in the hammer throw and had two fourth-place finishes at the World Championships.

Williams is still the only male or female athlete to ever win four consecutive NCAA 100m titles, accomplishing the feat from 1999-2002.  Williams had a collegiate best of 11.04 set on June 5, 1999 which stood as the USC school record until TeeTee Terry broke it with a time of 10.89 on May 29, 2021.  Williams, from Bellflower, Calif., was the 2002 Honda Sports Award winner as the nation’s top collegiate female track athlete and the 2002 Honda Broderick Cup winner as the top overall college female athlete.  Williams represented USA at the 2004 Olympics and competed in the 4x100m relay.


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