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Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott calls time on illustrious athletic career

Virgin Islands sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, seen here in her final race in the athletic’s women’s 100m semi-finals during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 8, 2018, has retired from athletics. Photo: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters in Speech Pathology. Photo: VI Social Guide
Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters in Speech Pathology. Photo: VI Social Guide
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands most successful female sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott has hung up her spikes after a successful professional career that spanned well over a decade.

Harrigan-Scott, who represented the Virgin Islands at four Commonwealth Games, four World Championships and three Olympic Games, confirmed her retirement in a recent interview with local sports journalist Dean H. Greenaway aka ‘The Sportsman’.

Among her many other achievements on the track, the sprinting phenom won two gold medals in the 100m at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games and also enjoyed much success at the university level, earning All American Honours at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Alabama.

Harrigan-Scott holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters in Speech Pathology.

Meanwhile, the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) is reportedly planning an event to honour the Virgin Islands' sprinter who inspired many young athletes in the territory to aspire for greatness in the sport.

6 Responses to “Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott calls time on illustrious athletic career”

  • Support our own (19/08/2019, 20:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why she’s not trending? Oh because she’s local and we locals just don’t believe in supporting locals unless it’s something stupid.
  • 123 (19/08/2019, 21:27) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Proud (19/08/2019, 22:52) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Tahesia proudly gave her best for her country over the years and am sure gave hope and belief for many other athletes. She set the platform for great things to come. I enjoyed watching her at Bejing Olympics and was sad when she didn't reach the finals. I thought then she could have made it. Thanks for the great moments Tahesia.
  • coffee (19/08/2019, 22:54) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    They say gratitude is a must and surely hope the BVi shows gratitude for all she did to put the territory on the world stage. Hope soon we get another sprint talent like her. they don't come very often
  • She’s not (20/08/2019, 21:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    She’s too decent and not ratchet enough. Only ratchet chicken heads gets trending like their contributing to anything decent in our country

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