Sharon Day-Monroe
Sharon Day-Monroe at the 2015 Sam Adams Multi-Event Meet at Westmont College in Montecito, California
Personal information
Birth nameSharon Day
National teamUnited States
Born (1985-06-09) June 9, 1985 (age 38)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
EventHeptathlon
University teamCal Poly Mustangs
ClubASICS
TeamUSA
Turned pro2008
Coached byJack Hoyt (2006-2015)

Danny Williams (2014-2017)

Les Courtemanche (2017-2018)
Retired2018
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2008, 2012
Highest world ranking5th (Heptathlon, 2013)
Personal best(s)1st: 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships (High Jump, Collegiate National Title) / U.S. Record-Holder, Indoor Pentathlon from 2014 to 2023
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  United States
Pan American Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Bridgetown High jump
IAAF World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Grosseto High jump

Sharon Day-Monroe (née Day; born June 9, 1985) is an American heptathlete, pentathlete and high jumper. She is the 2011, 2013, and 2014 national heptathlon champion.

Day-Monroe was also the 2012–2015 national indoor pentathlon champion, a two-time Olympian (part of Team USA in 2008 and 2012), held the U.S. national pentathlon scoring record from 2014 until 2023, and is the first athlete to win four consecutive national championships in the pentathlon.[2] She was signed with ASICS as a professional.

Early life

Day originally excelled in the high jump. As a junior athlete, she was the 2003 Pan American Junior champion in the high jump, and in 2004, she won the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships, clearing 1.91 meters.[3][4]

While at Costa Mesa High School she was the CIF California State Meet champion two years in a row, and was coached in the high jump by her father, Eugene Day.[citation needed] Day's mother, Yolanda Day, was also an elite high jumper,[citation needed] and her sister, Jasmin Day, competed in the high jump for the University of Arizona.[citation needed] During her junior year, she defeated senior Chaunte Howard.[citation needed]

Collegiate records and championships

Day attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where she won the 2005 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship while setting the then-school record in the high jump at the time, with a clearance of 6–4.[5]

She later improved upon her own school record for the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 4.75 inches in May 2008.[6] Day-Monroe also holds the school record in the heptathlon, which she attempted at the end of her college career, after also being a standout soccer player in the fall. As a forward in soccer for the Mustangs from 2003 to 2005 and 2007,[1] Day tallied 27 career goals and 14 assists in 79 appearances.[7]

Day suffered a plant foot fracture in 2005 that required two surgeries and a year of rehabilitation. All of the heptathlon events except the high jump were taught to Day by her coach, Jack Hoyt. Day had not competed in the long jump, hurdles, shot put, javelin, 200 meters, or 800 meters prior to spring 2007, but she trained for these events after her soccer season.[8]

Career personal bests (outdoor)

Event Performance (Metric) Ft.–Ins. Location Date
Heptathlon 6,550 points Des Moines June 21, 2013
200-metre dash 24.02 (+1.0 m/s) Des Moines June 20, 2013
800 metres 2:08.94 Moscow August 16, 2013
100m hurdles 13.31 (+1.4 m/s) Eugene June 27, 2015
High jump 1.95 6–4.75 Northridge May 17, 2008
Eugene June 25, 2009
Long jump 6.15 (+1.7 m/s) 20–2.25 Walnut April 20, 2012
Javelin throw 52.78 173–2 Pomona June 2, 2018
Shot put 15.62 51–3 Eugene June 27, 2015

Professional national and global events

2007 Outdoor championship

Day-Monroe earned a silver medal in the high jump, clearing 1.89m (or 6–2.25).

2008 U.S. Outdoor championship

She earned the bronze medal in the high jump, clearing 1.91m (6–3.25).

    1.79 1.84 1.89 1.91 1.93
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2008 Beijing Olympics

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she high-jumped 1.85m to finish 24th in qualifying.

2009 U.S. Outdoor championship

Day-Monroe earned a silver medal, scoring 6,177 points.

2009 World Championship

At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, she competed in both the high jump, finishing 17th, and the heptathlon, finishing 10th as the top American finisher (scoring 6,126 points).

2010 U.S. Outdoor championships

Day-Monroe won the silver, scoring 6,006 points.

2011 U.S. Outdoor championships

Day-Monroe won the heptathlon by scoring 6,058 points.

2011 World Championship

She finished 18th at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea while scoring 6,043 points.

2012 Indoor Championships

Day-Monroe won the pentathlon by scoring 4,567 points.[9]

Event Performance English Conversion Points
60m hurdles 8.46 1,026
High Jump 1.85m 6-00.75 1,041
Shot Put 13.29m 43-07 ¼ 747
Long Jump 5.89m 19-04 816
800m 2:11.89 937

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

Day-Monroe trained at the time with then-UCLA coach Jack Hoyt, and volunteered as an assistant coach with the UCLA team. While winning the Sam Adams Multi-Event meet at Westmont College in Montecito, California, Day achieved the "A" standard for the 2012 Olympics. She won the silver with 6,343 points[10]

2012 London Olympics

She finished 16th in the heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics in London, with 6,232 points.

2013 USA Indoor championships

Day-Monroe won the pentathlon for the second consecutive year, scoring 4,478 points.[11]

Event Performance English Conversion Points
60m hurdles 8.57 1,002
High Jump 1.82m 5-11 ½ 1,003
Shot Put 15.07m 49-5 ½ 866
Long Jump 5.82m 19-1 ¼ 795
800m 2:20.86 812

2013 USA Outdoor championships

Day-Monroe won the heptathlon with 6,550 points.[12]

2013 Moscow World Championships

At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, she finished sixth in the heptathlon, scoring 6,407 points.

2014 USATF Indoor Championship and American Record

Day-Monroe broke the American pentathlon record at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Albuquerque Convention Center. It was the third consecutive national indoor championship for Day-Monroe, who finished with a score of 4,805. The national scoring record stood until 2023 when Anna Hall surpassed it.

Day-Monroe's total was 238 points ahead of her previous career best, and eclipsed the old record which had been shared by DeDee Nathan (set on March 5, 1999) and Hyleas Fountain (tied on March 10, 2013), by a margin of 52 points. Day-Monroe set a personal best of 8.44 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, then cleared 1.88 meters (or 6 feet, 2 inches) to win the high jump, and proceeded to put forth marks of 15.59 meters (or 51–1.75) in the shot put and 6.09m (19–11.75) in the long jump. Needing a time of 2:16.87 in the 800 meters to break the record, Day-Monroe closed by finishing in 2:13.19.[13] For her record performance, she was named USATF's Athlete of the Week.[14]

Her mark was the world-leading performance of 2014 until the World Indoor Championships, where it was surpassed by Nadine Broersen. Day-Monroe finished with 4,718 points at Worlds, including a field-leading 2:09.80 time in the 800m.

Event Mark Points
2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships
60 hurdles 8.43 1,032 points
High Jump 1.84 1,029 points
Shot Put 14.95 858 points
Long Jump 5.94 831 points
800 meters 2:09.80 968 points

2014 USATF Outdoor Championship

Day-Monroe won the heptathlon with 6,470 points.[15]

Event Performance Wind English conversion Points
100 meters hurdles 13.42 0.9 1,062
High Jump 1.84m 6-00.50 1,029
Shot Put 15.45m 50–08.25 891
200 meters 24.40 2.6 943
Long Jump 5.85m 1.8 19–02.50 804
Javelin 46.84m 153-08 799
800 meters 2:11.54 942

2015 USA Indoor championships

Day-Monroe won the pentathlon, her fourth consecutive indoor championship, in scoring 4,654 points.[16][17]

Event Performance English Conversion Points
60m hurdles 8.56 1,004
High Jump 1.83m 6-0 1,016
Shot Put 15.41m 50-6 ¾ 888
Long Jump 5.94m 19-6 831
800m 2:13.45 915
4654 points

2015 USATF Outdoor Championship

Day-Monroe was runner-up in the heptathlon with 6,458 points.[18][19]

Event Performance Wind English conversion Points
100 meters hurdles 13.31 1.4 1,078
High Jump 1.76m 5-09.25 928
Shot Put 15.45m 50–08.25 891
200 meters 24.32 0.7 950
Long Jump 6.05m 0.9 19–10.25 865
Javelin 44.90m 147-04 762
800 meters 2:09.41 973

2015 Beijing World Championships

She placed 14th in the heptathlon at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics, with 6,246 Points.[20]

Event Points Performance Wind
100 Metres Hurdles Points: 1,062 Mark: 13.42 Wind m/s: -0.7
High Jump Points: 941 Mark: 1.77 Wind m/s:
Shot Put Points: 851 Mark: 14.85 Wind m/s:
200 Metres Points: 882 Mark: 25.05 Wind m/s: -1.3
Long Jump Points: 786 Mark: 5.79 Wind m/s: +1.0
Javelin Throw Points: 783 Mark: 46.02 Wind m/s:
800 Metres Points: 941 Mark: 2:11.61 Wind m/s:

2016 United States Olympic Trials

Day-Monroe finished fourth in the heptathlon with 6,385 points.[21]

Event Performance Wind English conversion Points
100 meters hurdles 13.60 -0.2 1,036
High Jump 1.81m 5–11.25 991
Shot Put 15.19m 49–10.0 874
200 meters 24.73 0.7 912
Long Jump 5.99m 2.4 19–08.00 846
Javelin 49.19m 161-05 844
800 meters 2:10.87 952

2017 Indoor Championships

Day-Monroe earned a silver medal in the pentathlon, scoring 4,404 points at 2017 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.[22]

Event Performance English Conversion Points
60m hurdles 8.552 1,004
High Jump 1.75m 5-08.75 916
Shot Put 14.44m 47–04.50 823
Long Jump 5.85m 19–02.50 804
800m 2:17.55 857

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