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Sherri Howard

Full name: Sherri Frances Howard
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: June 1, 1962 in Sherman, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Puma and Energizer Track Club/Tyson
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Sister-in-law of Virgil Hill; Sister of Denean Howard-Hill.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Sherri Howard was a top 400 metre runner who competed at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. Howard made the 1980 US Olympic team as a high school runner, alongside her sister, [Denean Howard-Hill], with Sherri winning the US Olympic Trial in the 400. Sherri won medals in the 4x400 at the 1984 Olympics (gold) and 1988 Olympics (silver), with her sister on the same relay teams, and she also added a silver medal in the 4x4 at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Sherri and Denean, with their two sisters, Artra and Tina, came to national fame in 1979 when the four sisters set a longstanding high school record for the 4x440 yard relay.

Sherri Howard ran in college for Cal State Los Angeles, for whom she won the 1985 NCAA 400 metre title. Howard was inducted in the Cal State LA Hall of Fame in 1992. She later became an actress, notably appearing in “The Scorpion King” as Queen Isis. She also worked as a fitness model and spokesperson and a motivational speaker.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.40 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 OR 3:18.29 48,83
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:22.82
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:25.86
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