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February 1, 2003
Steve Virgen When Sharon Day was an infant, Eugene and Yolanda knew they had an athlete in the making. Not just an ordinary athlete, but a special one. Back then, Eugene and his wife, Yolanda, marveled at the display of their daughter. "We have some pictures when she was two years old," Eugene said of Sharon Day, the senior star on the Costa Mesa High girls soccer team. "She had muscle tone in her body as if she were lifting weights. The curves were there.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
December 9, 2000
Tony Altobelli It the most wonderful time of the year for Sharon Day. Not only is she in the midst of playing her favorite sport, girls soccer for Costa Mesa High, but with Christmas time approaching, she gets to run wild through the South Coast Plaza stores and compete in her next favorite activity, which is shopping. "I haven't had time to get to South Coast Plaza yet," Day said, with a laugh. "I need to get over soon so I can get my Christmas shopping started and finished."
NEWS
June 6, 2003
Steve Virgen Sharon Day, the Costa Mesa senior star, was named the Orange County Female Athlete of the Year last week, which put into perspective a season that has included awards, championships and even a bit of redemption in regard to her recruiting situation with Stanford University. The Cardinal was one of Day's top choices to continue her track and field career, but Stanford's loss became Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's gain. In January, Day's mother, Yolanda, asked Stanford track and field associate head coach Edrick Floreal if the Cardinal would have a scholarship for Day, who had been in contact with Floreal since October 2002.
NEWS
January 29, 2003
Costa Mesa High senior Sharon Day, a three-sport star athlete for the Mustangs, will play soccer and compete in track and field at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, starting in September, she said Tuesday. Day said she enjoyed her visit at Cal Poly in November and she was also attracted to the university because it offered her major: kinesiology. The Pacific Coast League Co-Most Valuable Player last season in soccer, she helped the Mustangs win the program's first CIF playoff game.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | September 5, 2012
It was easy to hear the loud cheers for Sharon Day at Costa Mesa City Hall Tuesday night. Neighbors and friends cheered for the Olympian who starred at the high school just a few blocks away. The cheers and support could easily be described as heartwarming. Also, there was great pride in those shouts of, "Sharon!" Day smiled as she was honored with Misty May-Treanor, April Ross, Jake Gibb and the gymnastics coaches of Kyla Ross at a deserving ceremony for Olympians who recently competed in London.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | 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.
SPORTS
March 5, 2012
Sharon Day, a Costa Mesa High product, won the pentathlon at the USA Track & Field Indoor Combined Evens Championships on Sunday at Indiana University. Day, a 2008 Olympian aiming to compete in the heptathlon and possibly the high jump at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, posted 4,567 points, including a personal-record time of two minutes, 11.89 seconds in the 800 meters. Day also had a personal-best in the 60 hurdles (8.46 seconds) and cleared 6 feet, 3/4 inches in the high jump.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, successfully defended her indoor title in the women's pentathlon with 4,478 points at the 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Day, a two-time Olympian, won with a margin of 145 points to earn her second consecutive USA Combined Event Championship title. Day recorded a personal best in the shot put (49 feet, 5 1/2 inches) and the best mark of the day in the high jump (5-11 1/2)
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SPORTS
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)
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NEWS
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.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, successfully defended her indoor title in the women's pentathlon with 4,478 points at the 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Day, a two-time Olympian, won with a margin of 145 points to earn her second consecutive USA Combined Event Championship title. Day recorded a personal best in the shot put (49 feet, 5 1/2 inches) and the best mark of the day in the high jump (5-11 1/2)
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | September 5, 2012
It was easy to hear the loud cheers for Sharon Day at Costa Mesa City Hall Tuesday night. Neighbors and friends cheered for the Olympian who starred at the high school just a few blocks away. The cheers and support could easily be described as heartwarming. Also, there was great pride in those shouts of, "Sharon!" Day smiled as she was honored with Misty May-Treanor, April Ross, Jake Gibb and the gymnastics coaches of Kyla Ross at a deserving ceremony for Olympians who recently competed in London.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | 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.
SPORTS
March 5, 2012
Sharon Day, a Costa Mesa High product, won the pentathlon at the USA Track & Field Indoor Combined Evens Championships on Sunday at Indiana University. Day, a 2008 Olympian aiming to compete in the heptathlon and possibly the high jump at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, posted 4,567 points, including a personal-record time of two minutes, 11.89 seconds in the 800 meters. Day also had a personal-best in the 60 hurdles (8.46 seconds) and cleared 6 feet, 3/4 inches in the high jump.
SPORTS
September 2, 2011
Newport Harbor High graduate Kayla Henrie, a junior at Louisiana-Lafayette, was named Co-Player of the Week in the Sun Belt Conference after scoring two goals and posting an assist in a 3-2 overtime women's soccer win on Sunday. Henrie a midfielder and a three-year starter, scored the game-winner in overtime against Southern Mississippi and leads the Ragin' Cajuns (2-1-1) in goals (two) and points (five). Henrie moved recently from center midfielder to outside midfielder. "We moved her to the right side because she sees the field so well and it has gotten her more involved in our offense," Coach Scot Wieland said.
SPORTS
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.
FEATURES
By Steve Virgen | August 16, 2008
When Eugene Day and his wife saw their eldest daughter qualify for the Olympics last month in Oregon, they didn’t think about travel plans to Beijing, China. They were just excited that Sharon Day finished third in the high jump to make the U.S. Olympic team, a dream come true. They knew they did not have the money to go to China, so why bother with those thoughts. But when word got out that the Days would most likely stay in Costa Mesa during the Olympics, the community rallied to raise funds for the family to make the trip.
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