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Mar 2, 2013 2:04 AM by Bill Halter

Day wins Pentathlon Championship, Torres 15th

Former Cal Poly track star Sharon Day won the pentathlon for a second straight year at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. Day scored 4,478 points at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The two-time Olympian was 145 points better than second place. Day had 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). She ran the 60-meter hurdles in 8.57 seconds, jumped 19-1 1/4 in the long jump, and ran the 800 in 2:20. The 27 year old Day will compete in the high jump on Sunday.

San Luis Obispo High School graduate Abrianna Torres finished 15th out of 16 competitors in the pentathlon. Torres scored 3110 points, she was 379 points behind 14th place. Torres is a redshirt freshman at the University of Colorado.

Torres owns San Luis Obispo High School records in the long jump (19-11.50), triple jump (39-06.50), 100-meter hurdles (14.45), heptathlon (4,826) and the 4x100-meter relay (48.12). She also owns Pac-7 League records in the 300-hurdles, 100-hurdles, long and triple jumps.

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