Bianca Knight - Women's 4 x 100m relay participant
She first received national recognition when she was named the Gatorade 2006 National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. After a short stint as a Texas Longhorn, she turned pro and started working on a way to bring home a gold medal for the U.S. team.
We're pulling for you, Bianca!
Now, despite the fact that the remaining people on my list were not born in Mississippi like Miss Knight, they did attend local universities. Here are my other incentives to stay glued to my couch for T&F events:
Michael Tinsley (Jackson State Univ.) - Men's 400m hurdles
Brittney Reese (Univ. of Mississippi) - Women's long jump
Isiah Young (Univ. of Mississippi) - Men's 200m
What is your motivation to watch the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?