August 13, 2013
MOSCOW, Russia - Costa Mesa High product Sharon Day finished sixth in the heptathlon, completed Tuesday at the Track and Field World Championships at Luzhniki Stadium. Day, 28, the reigning United States champion in the event, finished with 6,407 points, 143 off the personal-best total she produced to claim the American title in June. Day, who was one point behind second place and 76 off the pace of first-day leader Ganna Melnychenko of the Ukraine, established personal records in the 800 meters (2 minutes, 8.94 seconds on Tuesday)
June 21, 2013
Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, used one word to help her win her second national women's heptathlon title Friday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. That word? Fun. "I was just trying to remember why I do this in the first place and just tried to have fun," Day said during a telephone interview. "I've learned it's about just trying to have fun and stay loose and not put too much pressure on myself. " The mentality worked for Day, who achieved a lifetime-best 6,550 points, which ranks No. 1 in the world this season and is fifth all-time in American history.
August 3, 2012
Sharon Day, a Costa Mesa High product, ran hot and cold on Friday on her first day of the seven-event heptathlon at the Olympic Games in London. Day, 27, sits 18th overall with 3,740 points after four events. Jessica Ennis of Great Britain leads the field with 4,158 points, while American Hyleas Fontain is fifth with 3,900. Day began the day with a personal record of 13.57 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished fifth in her heat, but posted the 17th-best time, good for 1,040 points.
June 30, 2012
Sharon Day said she entered the U.S. Olympic track and field trials without much stress. She had already earned an 'A' standard and knew she had to finish in the top three in the heptathlon to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. A relaxed Day finished second in the women's heptathlon Saturday to qualify for her second Olympics. Four years ago, the former Costa Mesa High standout athlete qualified for the Beijing Olympics in the high jump. Day said she's a different athlete now with a different view and more experience.
June 29, 2012
Sharon Day, the former Costa Mesa High standout athlete, put herself in position to qualify for her second Olympics, this time in the heptathlon. Day, who qualified for the 2008 Olympics in the high jump, is in second after the first day of the women's heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Day scored 3,797 points and trails Hyleas Fountain, who leads with 3,948 points. Day, the reigning U.S. champion, can qualify for the Olympics if she finishes in the top three, since she attained the 'A' standard in April.
June 26, 2012
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.
August 29, 2011
Costa Mesa High product Sharon Day is in 12th place after four events on the first day of competition in the heptathlon at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships on Monday in Daegu, South Korea. The former Olympian will take 3,700 points into the second day. She earned 1,023 points in the 100-meter hurdles by finishing in 13.69 seconds. She produced 978 points by clearing 5 feet, 103/4 inches in the high jump. She posted a mark of 46-103/4 in the shot put (813 points)
June 27, 2011
EUGENE, Ore. — Costa Mesa High product Sharon Day won the heptathlon at the USA Track & field Championships, while UC Irvine's Charles Jock finished third in the men's 800 meters Sunday at the University of Oregon. Day, the Newport-Mesa and Orange County Girls' Athlete of the Year as a 2002 graduate of Costa Mesa, entered the last event, the 800 meters, in second place. She finished in two minutes, 16.53 seconds to score 871 points and surpass then-leader Chantae McMillan, who clocked a time of 2:22.99, good for 783 points.
August 15, 2009
BERLIN — Sharon Day, regarded by many as the greatest athlete from Costa Mesa High, earned the eighth spot after four events in the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany Saturday. Day’s highest finish came in the high jump. She cleared 1.89 meters (6.2 feet) to take second and earned 1,093 points. She finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of 13.42 meters (44.04 feet), a personal best, and garnered 755 points. She was eighth in the 200 meters, third in her heat, finishing in 25.15 seconds.
August 14, 2009
Sharon Day embarks on new territory. Her country returns to a stadium in which it last competed in 1936. The 2002 Costa Mesa High graduate is competing for Team USA in both the women’s heptathlon and high jump at the 12th IAAF World Outdoor Championships, which start today and end on Aug. 23 in Berlin, Germany. Day and her teammates are going to be part of the first major international event to be held at the Berlin Olympic Stadium since the 1936 Olympic Games. Day qualified after her strong performance at the USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. in June.