The first Bianca Knight Invitational held Saturday in Ridgeland - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

The first Bianca Knight Invitational held Saturday in Ridgeland

A 2012 Olympic gold medalist gave back on Saturday. Bianca Knight hosted a track and field invitational at Ridgeland High School. 17 teams competed in field and running events at Titan Stadium.

Knight wants this event to help propel track and field back into the high school mainstream.

"I went to school here, I did great things here, the school took really good care of me," Knight said. "It's almost the least I could do is come back and have a track meet. My main goal is to try to make it where these kids who run track and they don't do other sports, or they do other sports and they're not the best at it but they could probably be a two-sport athlete, that they get the attention that they need so they can go to college as well."

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