Former Alabama Track Star Tahesia Harrigan Finished fourth at the Pan-Am Games



RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Former University of Alabama track star Tahesia Harrigan took home a fourth place finish in the 100 meters at the Pan American Games this past weekend.

Harrigan was a member of the Crimson Tide women’s track team from 2004-06, where she earned All-American honors in the 100 meters. She represented her native country of the British Virgin Islands at the Pan-Am Games.

In the first round of competition at João Havelange Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Harrigan won the third heat with her best time of the meet, 11.21. In the semifinals she needed to finish in the top four to advance to the finals, she finished third in the second heat with a time of 11.28. Harrigan ran the first round and the semifinals less than three hours apart.

In the finals she turned in a time of 11.34, and missed earning a medal by five-hundredths of a second.