BERLIN, Germany - Renny Quow, a former NJCAA 400 meter
champion when competing for the South Plains College Texans, finished in second
place in the second of three semi-final sections with a time of 44.53 seconds
to automatically qualify for the final scheduled for August 21 at 2:20 p.m.
CST. Lashawn Merritt, the 2008 Beijing
Olympic gold medalist in the event, won Quow's section in 44.37 seconds.
Quow, who finished seventh at the 2008 Olympic games in the
400, takes the second fastest time into Friday's final and will run from lane
three. The race can be viewed at