2011

Sports Legend

Trish Griffin-Harrigan

Trish was part of one of the most dominate swimming teams in Hamburg history, as her team (which also included Cherie Benz Adair), did not lose a meet from her modified team through her varsity season (1982-1988), an astonishing feat! Griffin-Harrigan’s expertise on the swimming team was diving, and she excelled at it. Trish was the ECIC and Section VI diving champion in 1985, 1986, 1987, and no coincidence that the Hamburg team was also ECIC and Section VI champions during that same three year stretch. In 1987 she won the Sectional title by 44 points over the next competitor. During her career, Trish was Captain and Director Key winner, and also won a Gold and Bronze Medal at the Empire State Games. Trish and her father Jack (’55) become the first child/parent to be inducted into the Hamburg Sports Wall of Fame, with Jack being inducted last year. After graduating from Hamburg, Trish went on to diving at the Division I level at the College of William & Mary. Trish went on to work for Merck Pharmaceuticals.