HARRIGAN-SCOTT Tahesia < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA British Virgin Islands   
Gender Women
Born 15 Feb 1982
Height1.58 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Joey, son Kamauri Crabbe
Residence British Virgin Islands
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Psychology, Speech Pathology - University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began running while she was at primary school in Tortola, Virgin Islands, British.
Name of coach Winston Potter [national]
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for British Virgin Islands
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Manchester, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames T (Athlete, 25 Jun 2007)
Most influential person in career Her mother, her son, and her coach. (bviplatinum.com, 10 Mar 2014)
Injuries In 2001 she had a stress fracture of the right tibia in her lower leg. (mndaily.com, 11 Apr 2002)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The sky is the limit." (Athlete, 25 Jun 2007)
Awards and honours She carried the Virgin Islands, British flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (bviplatinum.com, 21 Jul 2012)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year in the Virgin Islands, British in 2009. (rolltide.com, 04 Jan 2010)

In 2006 she received the Female Athlete of the Year award from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2007)

In 2002 she received All-American honours for athletics, and in 1998 she was named National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. (gophersports.com, 09 May 2006)
Other information BANNED
In 2011 she was banned for six months after testing positive for the banned substance methylhexanamine. Her ban finished in January 2012. (thecaribbeancurrent.com, 18 Mar 2012)

STUDIES
She initially started studying at the University of Minnesota, before transferring to the University of Alabama, where she completed a degree in psychology in 2005, and a masters degree in speech pathology in 2007. Her decision to transfer from Minnesota to Alabama was because of her athletics career as the University of Alabama was part of the South Eastern Conference [SEC] and a member of the NCAA. (virginislandsnewsonline.com, 28 Dec 2012)