Former Tide Standout Harrigan Hoists Flag for BVI
Tahesia Harrigan was the flag bearer for BVI Friday.

Tahesia Harrigan was the flag bearer for BVI Friday.

Aug. 9, 2008

BEIJING, China - Former Alabama two-time All-American Tahesia Harrigan had one of the top honors bestowed upon her at the Olympic Games, even before setting foot in the starting blocks. The native of the British Virgin Islands was the flag bearer for her country in the opening ceremonies Friday in National Stadium.

Harrigan will represent her country in the 100 meters which will begin on Saturday, August 16. Harrigan is coming off of one of her most successful indoor campaigns by placing third at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 60m with a new Bristish Virgin Islands record of 7.09. Harrigan became the first medalist from the Caribbean Island by earning bronze in Valencia, Spain.

Harrigan earned All-American honors in 2005 and 2006 for head coach Sandy Fowler. She is joined at the Olympic Games by 2007 and 2008 All-American Trish Bartholomew, who will compete in the 400 meters for Grenada.