Sharon Day-Monroe Biography

Originally focused on the high jump, Day has transitioned into being one of the country ís top heptathletes, and in 2011 won her first USA Outdoor title in the hep. She made the Olympic team in the high jump in 2008 and moved to the heptathlon roster in 2012. Day won her first collegiate high jump crown with a school-record performance at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. In 2005 she suffered fractured metatarsals that forced her to redshirt the 2006 season. She cleared the same height as the silver medalist at the 2004 World Junior Championships, but because she had more misses, Day settled for bronze. She also played the forward position in soccer for Cal Poly and was named 2003 Big West Conference Freshman of the Year.

Career Highlights

  • #1US Rankings
  • NCAA High jump champ 2005 HJ
  • US Champ Heptathlon 2011, 2013
  • Indoor US Champ 2012, 2013, 2014
  • American Record Indoor Pentathlon 4805


Background

How did you start in your sport?
My parents, have always been athletes, and both did track in college, they really got me interested in the sport. I started doing youth meets every year when I was about 7.

What does a typical training day look like?
Anywhere from 2-6 hours, usually consists of 2 -3 of the heptathlon events and weightlifting on certain days. Sometimes followed by and ice bath, massage or Chiropractor visit.

What keeps you passionate about your sport?
I've always been a competitive person, every opportunity to compete gets me fired up.

What continues to drive you forward?
Knowing that there are young athletes out there that look up to me, being a role model to them and a good example. For my family, friends and fans the community that supports me, I do this all for them just as much as for myself.

Hobbies:
Love doing DIY projects crafts, and making cards.