Trinidad and Tobago's Renny Quow finished fifth in the men's 400 metres event at the Cork City Sports meet, in Ireland, on Tuesday. The 2009 World Championship bronze medallist clocked 46.66 seconds.
The race was dominated by Rabah Yousif, the Sudanese runner getting home in 45.30 seconds for a huge cushion on American Manteo Mitchell, the runner-up in 46.27. Ireland's Brian Gregan (46.29) and Great Britain's Jarryd Dunn (46.53) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Quow is preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. At the 2008 Games, in Beijing, China, he advanced all the way to the men's one-lap final, finishing seventh in the championship race in 45.22 seconds.
One month before his Beijing campaign, Quow dived under 45 seconds for the first time in his career, clocking 44.89 for second spot at a meet in Barcelona, Spain.
This season, though, Quow has not enjoyed the same type of success. His best 2012 clocking to date came at the Jamaica International Invitational, the 24-year-old quarter-miler finishing second in 45.48 seconds.
Quow's next best clocking this season, 45.60, was produced in the National Open Track and Field Championship final. However, he surrendered his title in that race, finishing second to Lalonde Gordon (45.40).
In London, Gordon, Quow and 19-year-old Deon Lendore will represent T&T in the men's 400m. In the National Championship final, Lendore (45.74) copped third spot.