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Harrigan-Scott seeks 3 peat as 100m CAC Champion

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will be looking to make a little bit of history at the Caribbean and Central American (CAC) Games in Mexico, when she bids to become the first English Speaking Caribbean Runner to win 100m Gold three times.

When it comes to the CAC Games, Virgin Islands veteran sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott has already etched her name in history.

In 2010, she became only the third woman to ever repeat as CAC Games 100m champion since women began competing in the games in 1938 and the first English speaking athlete to do so.

Prior to that, the last 100m repeat winner was Cuba’s Lilianna Allen in 1990 and 1993.

Now, at 32, Harrigan-Scott the 2006 and 2010 champion will line up in Xalapa, Mexico starting on Monday November 24, 2014, seeking to join the only three times winner, Cuba’s Miguelina Colon, who pulled off the feat with 100m victories in 1962, ’66 and ’70.

“That’s the goal, to win it three times,” Harrigan-Scott said from her Miami base. “I’m going in with a chance to win. No matter what time I run, it’s just to go out there and win.”

She said since she didn’t go to the Commonwealth Games, she started her training a little earlier than usual and will be heading to Xalapa off base training.

“I’m feeling good, strength is good,” she said. “It’s a little bit different because when you compete you have a little bit more speed training under your belt, so with this meet it’s more off base training, getting the body strong and speeding up a little bit. So, it’s just to go out there and execute the race that you’re suppose to execute and have fun with it,” she explained.

“In terms of feeling 100% and feeling completely race sharp, being this time of the year it’s not there. But, I do think I’m strong enough and have the experience to go out there and put in a good race.”

Chantel Malone, who was fourth in the Commonwealth Games Long Jump this summer, will join Harrigan-Scott at the CAC Games.

“Everything has been going smoothly and I’m injury free which is a blessing,” she said. “I’m just looking forward to going out there and having some fun while competing with the hopes of doing a great job. It’s strange for me to be competing this time of the year. But, I know once I get out there I will put my best foot forward.”

Harrigan-Scott runs in Heat two, Lane two at just after 10.00am Mexico time and has by the far the fastest Season’s Best (11.27) in the field. If everything goes according to the form books, her only serious challenge for the Gold will come from the USVI’s Laverne Jones, who runs in Heat One.

Malone’s Long Jump event is scheduled for Tuesday November 25, 2014 at 12 noon Mexico time.

Squash action gets underway later today November 23, 2014 for Joe Chapman and Mike Adamson, whilst the Doubles is scheduled for Monday.

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