US-born athlete, Tawanna Meadows has expressed her desire to run, wearing the colours of Nigeria and she is expected to make good her promise when she competes at the CAA grand prix and Warri Relays billed for June 13 at the Warri Township Stadium.
Meadows, 28, did her personal best of 11.11 seconds in April and according to Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical director, Omatseye Nesiama, if her wish to represent Nigeria becomes a reality, it will be an advantageous inclusion into the Nigeria relay team.
“She has expressed her desire to run for Nigeria. She will be one of the major athletes coming for the Warri Relays,” said Navy Commodore Nesiama.
He disclosed that plans are in top gear for the Warri Relays, which has attracted quite a number of countries including a club from the USA.
“The meet is expanding as a number of countries and athletes are wishing to compete. By next week we will have a clearer picture of how many participating countries and athletes that will be coming and also our preparations will be in top gear.”
Commodore Nesiama added that though Delta State is sponsoring the meet, there was a need for it to get sponsorships as the Warri Relays is getting bigger.