Elliott Quow

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Elliott Quow (born March 3, 1962) is a retired track and field sprinter from the United States, who was the 4th-ranked 200 meter runner in the world in 1983, only behind Carl Lewis, Calvin Smith and then world record holder Pietro Mennea.[1] During that year he won the 200 meters at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships while running for Rutgers University, the World Student Games, the Pan American Games and finished the season off with a silver medal at the inaugural 1983 World Championships, behind Smith but ahead of Mennea.[2] He only returned to the world rankings one more time, two years later.

In 1995 he was named to the Rutgers University Olympic Sports Hall of Fame[3]


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1983 World Student Games Edmonton, Canada 2nd 200 metres
Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 200 metres
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 200 metres