Tahesia Harrigan-Scott

Date of Birth: February 15, 1982
Sport: Athletics – Track

The first female British Virgin Islander to compete at the Commonwealth Games, Tahesia made her debut in Manchester in 2002 a fairly successful one, advancing to the quarter-finals in the 100 meters in her first senior international meet. Tahesia went on to finish in 5th place in the finals in both Melbourne 2006 and Dehli 2010.

In 2005, Tahesia earned All American honors in the 100 meters with a sixth place finish, in a time just off her 11.37 seconds personal best set two weeks earlier. During the season, she also broke national records in the 200 meters and Long Jump. She currently holds the national record in the 200m with a time of 22.98.

Her 11.29 performance in winning the silver medal at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Senior Championships in Nassau, made her the first female BVI athlete to win a senior international medal and, also significantly, let her become the first BVI athlete to attain the World Championships “A” qualifying mark, during the actual year of competition. At the World Championships in Helsinki, Tahesia advanced to the second round of the 100 meters where she finished a creditable fifth.

Tahesia went on to win the 100 meters gold medal at the 2006, 2009, and 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Tahesia also won the bronze medal at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Spain with a time of 7.09.

Coach: Joey Scott

Personal Best
100 meters -11.15 seconds (National Record)