British Virgin Islander, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, started her illustrious track and field record in Tallahassee, Florida. At the age of 14, she dominated the 100m, 200m, long jump and triple jump in Florida. She later went on to represent the BVI in the Central American and Caribbean games, where she had a very good performance for her first showing.
Harrigan-Scott transferred to the University of Alabama, where she perfected her skills. She became an SEC powerhouse and NCAA finalist. Tahesia Harrigan-Scott soon had 13 FHSAA State Championship track and field victories. Out of these she was undefeated for all 4 years in the 100 and 200m. Due to her obvious talent, Harrigan-Scott was approached by many reputable Florida collegiate Track and Field programs. Out of the many offers, she chose the University of Minnesota due to its medical program. Harrigan-Scott continued her athletic prowess. She set school and conference records in the women’s 60m, 100m, 200m and long jump in 2002.
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2005, followed by her Master’s in Speech Pathology in 2007 from Alabama. Taheisa Hariggan-Scott was able to balance her busy training schedule with her studies to ensure neither was neglected.
Tahesia Harrigan-Scott won the 100m at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. She also placed 5th at the Commonwealth Games that same year. Harrigan-Scott is one of very few women in BVI history that has qualified for both the IAAF World Indoor Championships and the Olympic Games in the same season. She placed 3rd at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships, setting a new BVI national record. Harrigan-Scott also held her own against a tough line up at the Summer Olympics in Beijing that same year.
Named the OECS sports desk most outstanding female athlete in 2006 for her exceptional performances at international meets. Taheisa Harrigan-Scott is a very talented athlete. She was an all American at the University of Alabama and University of Minnesota. She has had an incredible career thus far. Tahesia Harrigan-Scott Caribbean1st absolutely salutes you.
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