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Jul 10, 2013 9:21 PM by Andrew Masuda

Former Mustang and USA champ Day eyes medal at World Championships

USA heptathlon champion Sharon Day returned to the Central Coast this week one month before she headed to Russia for the World Championships.

The former Cal Poly All-American is working out at the Mustang track this week. The 28 year old is coming off her second USA outdoor heptathlon title.

Last month, the two-time Olympian set personal bests in five of the seven events. She also racked up a life-time best score of 6,550 points, which still ranks #1 in the world this season. She also became just the fifth American woman ever to reach the 6,550 point mark.

Day says she is working harder than ever these days because she knows there are still points out there to earn.

"Definitely in the long jump. The javelin I think I have at least another 15 to 20 feet down the road, maybe this summer. I think I could definitely get faster, work on my speed a little bit more, drop some of those times," said Day.

Sharon is aiming for close to 6,700 points at Worlds to help reach the medal podium. She finished 16th at the London Olympics in 2012 and was the top American finisher.

Day opens competition at the World Championships on August 12 and finishes on August 13. They will take place in Moscow, Russia.

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