It will be the second appearance on the Olympic stage for Day, who was a high jumper on the U.S. team in the 2008 Olympics.
Day was one of the county’s most celebrated high school track and field athletes during her career at Costa Mesa. She won the CIF state high jump title in 2002 and 2003 and is the county and CIF Southern Section all-time high jump record holder. She set both marks by clearing 6 feet, two inches at the Trabuco Hills Invitational on April 5, 2003. It was the top clearance in the nation that season.
Day is also the Mustangs’ school record holder in the 200 (25.82) and the 400 (57.33).
Her all-around athletic talents extended off the track. She played soccer for the Mustangs, and as a senior in 2002-03, scored 29 goals and dished 34 assists to lead Costa Mesa to the CIF-SS Division 3 co-championship.
Day was also a middle blocker on the volleyball team. She was named the Register’s 2002-03 Female Athlete of the Year.
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