City of Costa Mesa honors its five local 2012 Olympians

Olympians Sharon Day, April Ross, Jake Gibb and Misty May-Treanor, who were honoroed by the City of Costa Mesa in September, were just some of the local athletes who made the area proud with their performances in London. (STEVEN GEORGES, Daily Pilot / December 25, 2012)

1.) Our Olympians: No one made us prouder this year than the capable athletes, coaches and announcers from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine who represented Team USA in the 2012 Summer Olympics Games in London. They grew up, trained or live here. Costa Mesa even gave out street signs named after its stars. So instead of just one person at No. 1, we have a whole Irvine and Newport-Mesa team.


Women's beach volleyball

Misty May-Treanor (Newport Harbor High)

April Ross (Harbor)


Track & field women's heptathlon

Sharon Day (Costa Mesa High)


Men's gymnastics

Sam Mikulak (Corona del Mar High)


Men's water polo

Ryan Bailey (UC Irvine)

Jeff Powers (UCI)

Tim Hutten (UCI)

John Mann (CdM)


Women's water polo

Tumua Anae (CdM)