Freshman becomes second Huskie to advance to national meet
2013-14: Indoor- Competed in all six weekends for the Huskies after joining the team in January...Captured seven top-five finishes in three different events...Set the NIU record in the long jump with an 18-09.25 (5.72m) leap in the pentathlon at the MAC Championships (2/28)...Scored five team points for the Huskies at the MAC indoor meet... Finished eighth in the pentathlon at the conference meet with 3,580 points...Claimed second in the high jump at the Fred Wilk Boilermaker invitational with a height of 5-06.00 (1.67m)...Matched that mark at the MAC meet, placing sixth...Placed second in the 60 hurdles at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21), running 8.83 in the finals...Earned an eighth-place finish in the 60 hurdles at the MAC Championships.Outdoor-Qualified for the 2014 NCAA National Championships in the high jump, becoming the second NIU athlete in program history to advance to the national meet...Leaped 5-07.75 (1.72m) in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, then hit 5-09.75 (1.77m) in a jump-off to punch her ticket to Eugene, Oregon...Broke school records in the high jump and heptathlon during the outdoor campaign...Hit 5-10.00 (1.78m) at the Blue Demon Invitational (4/19) to set a new NIU standard in the high jump and claim first...Set the new school record in the heptathlon with 4,741 points at the Bobcat Invitational (3/28)...Reset the NIU heptathlon record at the Penn Relays (4/23) with 4,829 points en route to a second-place finish...Topped 5,000 points in the heptathlon at the MAC Championships (5/16) with a score of 5,050 points, placing fourth...Won the long jump at the Lions Invitational (4/26) with a mark of 18-07.75 (5.68m)...Won the high jump at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a height of 5-08.00 (1.72m).
High School:Three-time state qualifier at Belleville West High School...Holds the Belleville West record in the 100 hurdles and long jump...Qualified for the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics and Youth Outdoor Championships following her junior season...Competed at the Illinois High School Association state meet in the 100 hurdles and long jump all three years...Advanced to the IHSA state meet in 2013 in the 100 hurdles and long jump, where she placed sixth and 10th, respectively...Ran the second leg of BWHS' 4x400 relay team in the prelims of the 2013 state meet, helping the Maroons advance to the finals...Qualified for the 2012 IHSA state meet in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump, placing sixth in the long jump and seventh in the 100 hurdles...Competed at state in four events as a freshman, taking fourth in the 300 hurdles, fifth in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the long jump...Graduated high school early to join the Huskies in January 2014.
Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1995...Daughter of Steven and Claudette Day...Majors in political science.