Back in high school when Sharon Day was building herself as the greatest athlete to come out of Costa Mesa High, she competed in volleyball, soccer and track and field.
In the spring, she excelled in track and field. At most meets, she racked up several points competing in four events. She wanted to do more.
"You were only allowed to do four events," Day said. "I had to pick and choose."
Day is taking on much more these days in her quest to medal at the London Olympics. She's aiming to qualify for the London Games at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She competes in the heptathlon Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
"I'm feeling really good about it," Day said of qualifying for the Olympics. "My training has been phenomenal. I'm not necessarily trying to peak, but I just want to have a solid meet, get solid marks, make the team and turn my attention toward peaking in London. I feel really good about my chances. I'm the only American to have an 'A' standard. It's really less stressful."