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UPDATE: Harrigan-Scott to miss World Indoors semi-finals for first time

- finishes 6th in 60m heats
Making her 5th appearance at the championships in Birmingham, Great Britain today, Friday March 1, 2018, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, running in lane 7 in the first round, placed 6th in a non-advancing time of 7.50. Photo: Youtube
That heat was won by Carolle Zahi of France in a personal best time of 7.11. Photo: Youtube
That heat was won by Carolle Zahi of France in a personal best time of 7.11. Photo: Youtube
Top Virgin Islands’ sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott will not be featuring in the 60m semi-finals of the World Indoor Championships for the first time since she began consistently qualifying for the event in 2008. Photo: Youtube
Top Virgin Islands’ sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott will not be featuring in the 60m semi-finals of the World Indoor Championships for the first time since she began consistently qualifying for the event in 2008. Photo: Youtube
Virgin Islands’ sprint queen Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, who has amazingly managed to stay in world class form at age 36, will compete in the 60m event at the event in Birmingham, Great Britain on Friday March 2, 2018. Photo: Facebook/File
Virgin Islands’ sprint queen Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, who has amazingly managed to stay in world class form at age 36, will compete in the 60m event at the event in Birmingham, Great Britain on Friday March 2, 2018. Photo: Facebook/File
BIRMINGHAM, Great Britain, UK- Virgin Islands’ sprint queen Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott will not be featuring in the 60m semi-finals of the World Indoor Championships for the first time since she began consistently qualifying for the event in 2008.

Making her 5th appearance at the championships in Birmingham, Great Britain today, Friday March 1, 2018, Harrigan-Scott, running in lane 7 in the first round, placed 6th in a non-advancing time of 7.50.

That heat was won by Carolle Zahi of France in a personal best time of 7.11. Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was second in 7.15 and Gayon Evans third in 7.33. The top three finishers in each heat gained automatic qualification for the semi-finals.

The 3-time Olympian, Harrigan-Scott, 36, previously featured in two finals and two semi-finals at the World Indoor Championships. She won a bronze medal in her debut performance at the World Indoor Championships on March 7, 2008 in Valencia, Spain.

The top Virgin Islands sprinter for well over a decade ran a faster time than today over a week ago in a warm-up race but was unable to match or better that performance in Birmingham.

See previous article published March 1, 2018

Harrigan-Scott to make 5th World Indoor C/ships appearance Friday

One of the Virgin Islands most successful talents in the athletic arena, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, will be making her 5th appearance at the Senior International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships this Friday, March 2, 2018.

Harrigan-Scott, who has amazingly managed to stay in world class form at age 36, will compete in the 60m event at the event in Birmingham, Great Britain.

The 3-time Olympian is being accompanied by coach Ralston Henry.

Putting everything on the line

Harrigan-Scott told our newsroom her preparation leading up to the Indoor World Championships has been great and she is excited to compete in the 60m tomorrow.

"The 60m is a very short and quick race and I expect to go out there, put everything together and have fun. This is my 5th showdown at Worlds. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I am putting  everything on the line."

Harrigan-Scott’s biggest success at the World Indoor Championships came in 2008 in Valencia, Spain where she placed 3rd in the 60m final with a time of 7.09.

Her last showing at World Indoors was in 2016 in Portland, United States where she clocked 7.23 in the 60m semi-finals.

Harrigan-Scott is also part of the 10-man VI team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia from April 4 to 15, 2018.

14 Responses to “UPDATE: Harrigan-Scott to miss World Indoors semi-finals for first time”

  • BVI STRONG (01/03/2018, 09:09) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl keep the bvi flag flying strong
  • Track Mom (01/03/2018, 09:27) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let go Sprint Queen, Team BVI all the way, continue to live your dream and place BVI on the map, always proud of you.
  • Cheers (01/03/2018, 09:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have done a great job over the years and we are proud. Now go have fun tomorrow, blazing fun!
  • guy hill (01/03/2018, 11:14) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best. have fun.
  • rio (02/03/2018, 11:26) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job
  • Rupert (02/03/2018, 12:44) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
    Ahh boy another BVI has been/ na'er do well.
    • Gitano Jr. (02/03/2018, 16:07) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      Rupert you are a dam Ingrate. What have you done for the Virgin Islands??Other than criticize and chat hog wash? Wish I could slap you through the blogs.
  • Local (02/03/2018, 15:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You’ve done well for your country over the years and we say thank you. But their comes a time when it’s time to pass on the baton.
  • bvi (02/03/2018, 15:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You did well despite all the hurricane stress
  • Jim (03/03/2018, 04:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    While I admire here, i am surprised at her age she is still competing. I think she should retire and maybe become a trainer for young people coming up.
  • gunit (03/03/2018, 23:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Proud of you sis! You’ve always worked hard and done your best to represent us. Thank you.
  • the rock (04/03/2018, 02:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Says thsnk you Tahesha, job well done, you have always done us proud!


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