Mallory Day
Mallory Day
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Apple Valley, Calif.
High School: Apple Valley HS
Previous College: UC Santa Barbara
Position: Distance

Mallory Day ran a lifetime-best 18:57.45 in the 5,000 meters at the Asics/Steve Scott Invitational (May 1) ... also clocked season-bests of 11:10.74 in the 3,000 meters and a career-best 39:19.59 in the 10,000 meters ... finished 65th at the Big West Cross Country Championship in the fall with a time of 24:00.9 ... placed a season-best 58th at the Northridge Cross Country Invitational after clocking a time of 24:35.3.

Day did not compete during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... during the fall, placed 59th at the Big West Cross Country Championships with a time of 23:18.8 ... also ran at the Asics/UC Irvine Invitational 5k where she finished 77th in 19:28.60.

Competed in the distance races for the Matador track team while also running cross country ... competed in the 10,000 meters at the Big West Championships where she ran a season-best 40:49.64 to finish 21st ... also posted season-bests of 19:52.16 in the 5,000 meters at UCLA's Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (Apr. 10) and 5:19.99 in the 1,500 meters at Azusa Pacific's Bryan Clay Invitational (Apr. 17) ... did not compete during the indoor season ... finished 68th at her first Big West Cross Country Championship in a time of 24:52.9 ... also ran at the Bakersfield Quad Cross Country Meet where she placed 32nd in 20:51.3.

Earned varsity letters in both track and cross country at Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Calif. ... earned the Ricky Gabrielson Foundation Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2007 ... was also named track team MVP and Mojave River League Athlete of the Year ... earned MVP honors for the Sun Devils cross country team in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... graduated in 2007 with a 4.6 grade point average.

Born July 26, 1989 in Apple Valley, Calif. ... parents are Esther and Murray Day ... has three sisters, Celina, Sophia and Sinead ... Celina also attended Cal State Northridge ... her mother competed for USA Track & Field and her father competed in track for New Zealand ... favorites include U.S. Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix, the TV show "What Not To Wear" and the movie "West Side Story" ... favorite band is Radiohead and favorite singer is Morrissey ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "staying motivated" ... major is Psychology.