|Position:||Volunteer Coach - Multis|
Sharon Day-Monroe is in her third year assisting Bruin associate head coach Jack Hoyt with the heptathlon. A 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympian in the high jump and heptathlon, Day-Monroe had a standout collegiate career as a high jumper at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo when Hoyt was the jumps/multi coach for the Mustangs.
In 2014, Day-Monroe set the American record in the pentathlon en route to winning the USA Indoor Track & Field title. Day-Monroe tallied a record 4,805 points to punch her ticket to the World Championships.
Day followed her coach to UCLA for the 2013 season and it paid off with USA National Titles at both Indoor and Outdoor Championship Meets, and personal records in 6 of the 7 heptathlon events. Her total score of 6,550 points was also a personal record and the 3rd best score in the World. She also made an immediate impact on the UCLA heptathlon group. Both Tatum Souza (5,691) and Kimmie Connor (5,165) improved by over 300 points from their previous best scores.
In 2009, Day's first year of full-time heptathlon training under Hoyt, she made the USA World Championship Team in both the high jump (eighth-place, 6-2.25) and heptathlon (10th-place, 6,126 points, highest placing American). Her heptathlon success continued with a first-place finish (6,058 points) at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships and three USA Outdoor runner-up spots - 2009 (6,177 points), 2010 (6,006 points) and at the 2012 U. S. Olympic Trials (6,343 points).
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Day was the top U. S. finisher (16th place, 6,232 points) in the heptathlon. Also in 2012, Day was the USA Indoor combined event champion (4,567 points). Hoyt has been Day's coach in all seven of the heptathlon events.
Day started her athletic career as a high-jumper, winning two consecutive California State High School (CIF) championships at Costa Mesa, CA HS. During her Cal Poly SLO career, Day won the NCAA women's high jump (6-4) in 2005 and made the U. S. team in the women's high jump at the 2008 Olympics (Beijing, China). In 2004, Day was the NCAA Indoor (6-1.25) and Outdoor (6-2.75) runner-up. She holds the Cal Poly SLO school records in both the high jump (6-4.75, 2008) and heptathlon (5,614 points, 2008).
Her other high jump accolades include - 2003 Pan Am Junior gold medalist (6-0.75); 2004 USA Junior champion (6-0.75) and World Junior bronze medalist (6-3.25) and 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up (6-2.25).
A standout all-around athlete, Day was a seven-time NCAA track & field All-American at Cal Poly SLO who also played soccer for the Mustangs and in 2003 was the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year.
Day earned her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly SLO.