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Harrigan-Scott applauded after performance @ Commonwealth Games

Mrs Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott advanced to the semifinal of the 100m after finishing third in her heat with a time of 11.64 which was short of qualifying for the 100m finals during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Photo: Facebook
GOLD COAST, Australia - Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, Virgin Islands (VI) 100-meter sprinter was praised for her performance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday, April 8, 2018.

Mrs Harrigan-Scott advanced to the semifinal of the 100m after finishing third in her heat with a time of 11.64 which was short of qualifying for the 100m finals.

Tahesia raced in lane 8 and held her position near the lead until the last quarter of the race when she dropped into 7th place finishing her race in a time of 11.63. Her time placed her 13th overall in a total of 24 runners in the semi-finals.

Even though the 100m sprint runner did not make the finals, she expressed that she was still pleased with her performance.

She said, “The heat was my first 100 meters of the season so it felt like the first race. I felt good in the second race. My start felt fine, my reaction was good, it’s just the last 30 meters of the race when I really faded and it cost me a better time than I should have ran. While I would have liked to have done better I gave it all that I had at that moment.”

For the Virgin Island athlete, this is her fourth appearance at the Commonwealth Games while being the first female VIslander to compete at the games in 2002. In addition, in both Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010, she finished 5th place in the finals.

“We are exceptionally proud”- Ephraim Penn

Meanwhile, President of the BVI Commonwealth Games Association (BVICGA), Ephraim Penn expressed that they are “proud” of Mrs Harrigan-Scott while stating that she is an “excellent ambassador” for the Virgin Islands.

“We are exceptionally proud of Tahesia. She has been an excellent ambassador for our athletes, our team and the Virgin Islands at all Commonwealth Games. Her positive attitude and cheerful disposition along with her ethical approach to competition is what we at the BVICGA hope all our athletes will aspire to. We thank Tahesia for being a leader in the VI Corps of athletes, and for her commitment to her sport and to the team,” said the president.

11 Responses to “Harrigan-Scott applauded after performance @ Commonwealth Games”

  • 123 (09/04/2018, 13:30) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    hummmm you did your best
  • vi (09/04/2018, 13:47) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good job.
  • Big Up (09/04/2018, 14:15) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    To all our athletes .Thanks Harrigan no negative comments pls.Just continue to encourage them
  • two (09/04/2018, 15:14) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Kim Collins and Tahisha Harrigan.. Fight and represent their country with their swet blood and tears to the end... You can retire with your head high and walk away with a smile.. You have done all you can for the BVI...
  • Yes (09/04/2018, 16:55) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    She need to come home and run for politics
  • In time to come (09/04/2018, 16:58) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    Love you too the bone but lets be real your last 30 meters always the problem fix it and you get a medal trust me, so proud of you.
    • too much (09/04/2018, 23:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe it's the hair
    • when? (10/04/2018, 15:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      her grand children will fix that last 30 meters. its time to retire. you fought a good fight but pass the baton on.
  • Bull Dawg (10/04/2018, 10:42) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is a die hard and I admire her for that.
    She is not as young as she was, 10 to 15 years ago but I also think it is now time to come home and do something positive except getting involve in politics.
  • glue factory (11/04/2018, 14:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    might time to hang them up
  • Agree (13/04/2018, 21:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think it's time she retired too and mentor some of the younger ones. I hardly hear or see her on a regular....

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