Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Quow 3rd in Liege 300

Renny Quow finished second in race “B” and third overall in the men’s 300 metres event, at the “Provence de Liege” international meet, in Liege, Belgium, yesterday.

The Trinidad and Tobago athlete clocked a personal best 32.36 seconds to finish just behind American James Harris, the race “B” winner in 32.33. Harris, though, was second overall, race “A” winner Demetrius Pinder securing “Provence de Liege” gold in 32.05 seconds--a new Bahamas national record. American Manteo Mitchell got to the line in 32.38 to finish second in race “A” and fourth overall.

Quow is preparing for the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 26-year-old quartermiler has not been at his best in recent years, the illness and subsequent death of his coach Wayne Lewis, in December 2012, having taken a toll on the 2009 World Championship 400m bronze medallist. But he is back under the guidance of his college coach Blaine Wiley, and is thriving this season.

In May, Quow clocked a personal best 20.39 seconds to strike gold in the men’s 200m at the Red Raider Open in Texas, USA. Later in May, the Texas-based athlete was part of the T&T team that bagged men’s 4x400m bronze at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas in a national record time of two minutes, 58.34 seconds. And in June, he captured the national 400m title in 45.08 seconds—his fastest one-lap clocking since 2011.