Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Former Gopher Harrigan Featured by IAAF

The University of Minnesota women's school record-holder in the indoor 60 and 200 meter events was recently featured HERE on the IAAF web-site.

Tahesia Harrigan, representing the British Virgin Islands, won a surprise bronze medal in the 60m dash at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain last weekend.

Harrigan, who is still coached by former U of M assistant Sidney Cartwright, credits her young son with her renewed sprinting prowess, accoring to the IAAF story. Harrigan, who also holds the Minnesota outdoor 100m record, left the Gopher program early to follow Cartwright to the University of Alabama where she finished her collegiate career.

Harrigan's recent breakthrough comes at a convenient time, this being an Olympic year. Of her Beijing aspirations, she told the IAAF's Steve Landells:

“I want to be a finalist or a medallist. I have big hopes."

Thanks to Rick Recker for alerting DtB to the story.

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