Aug 12, 2013 1:57 PM by Andrew Masuda

Former Mustang Sharon Day in third at Worlds after day one of heptathlon

Former Cal Poly Athlete of the Year Sharon Day is in third place after the four events of the women's heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

The 28 year old started competition with a personal-best time in the 100 hurdles of 13.51 seconds. Day went on to clear 6 feet in the high jump, registered a top throw of 47 feet, 1 inch in the shotput and ran the 200 meters in 24.28 seconds.

The 2013 USA Outdoor champion accumulated a total of 3,836 points after four events. Ganna Melnichenko of the Ukraine leads with 3,912 points. Dafne Schippers is second, one point ahead of day, with 3,837 points. Canadian Brianne Thiesen Eaton of Canada sits in fourth with 3,810 points.

The heptathlon finishes on Tuesday with the long jump, javelin throw and 800 meters.

Sharon finished 16th at the 2012 London Olympics and 18th at Worlds in 2011. She became just the fifth American woman to reach 6,500 points back in June when she won her second USA Outdoor title with a total of 6,550 points.



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