Event: Discus
Height: 6-8
Weight: 240
PR: 66.58m/218-5 (2002)
Current Residence: Ft. Collins, Colo.
High School: Arvada West HS (Colo.) '95
College: Colorado State University '00
Coach: Brian Bedard
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials; 2006 USA Outdoor runner-up; 3rd at 2004 Olympic Trials; 6th at 2004 Olympic Games; 1998 NCAA Outdoor champion; 1996 world junior champion; 1996 USA junior champion

Malone qualified for his second Olympic Games with his third-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials - Track & Field in Eugene, Ore. His opening round toss at the Trials of 62.67m/205-7 held up through the remaining five rounds and secured Malone's spot on the Olympic Team roster. Malone had one of his finest seasons in 2006, finishing as the runner-up at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships and ending the campaign ranked #3 in the U.S., which is the second-highest ranking of his career. A thrower who has titles on the NCAA, U.S. junior and world junior levels, Malone was 3rd at the 2004 Olympic Trials, then placed 6th at the Olympic Games in Athens in ending the year ranked #1 in the U.S. Malone made the U.S. team for the 2003 World Outdoor Championships by having met the IAAF "A" standard of 64.40 meters/211-13. Malone, who was ninth at the 2003 USA Championships, threw 66.58m/218-5 in 2002 to surpass the "A" standard. ...In 1999, Malone redshirted what would have been his senior year at Colorado State in order to try to put in the training necessary to make the U.S. Olympic Team. He qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials, where he placed 9th...Malone was a four-time All-American and the 1998 NCAA Champion in the discus for coach Brian Bedard while at Colorado State...was also the 1996 USA junior national champion and world junior champion; he took sixth at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Malone is in his third season as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado, working with the men's and women's throwers...is the lone NCAA Champion on the Buffalo coaching staff, and brings considerable success to the Colorado throwing program...earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts, concentrating in painting. Malone married the former Lindsey Malmgren, an assistant track and field coach at the University of Colorado, in Sept. 2005. Lindsey is the Buff's combined events/jumps coach.

Competition Results:
2008: 3rd at Olympic Trials (62.67m/205-06)...2nd at Salinas (64.56m/211-10)
2007: 11th at USA Outdoors 56.73m/186-1...4th at Reebok Grand Prix (60.26m/197-08)... 5th at Salinas (64.74m/212-5)...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 64.74m/212-5.
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (62.23m/204-02)...5th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (63.02m/206-09)...1st at Greeley (64.26m/210-10)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 64.26m/210-10.
2005: 5th at USA Outdoors (60.45m/198-04)...6th at Lausanne (61.87m/203-0)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 61.87m/203-0.
2004: 3rd at Olympic Trials (64.47m/211-6)6th at Olympic Games (64.33m/211-0)1st at Greeley (65.60m/215-3)ranked #9 world (#1 U.S.)best of (65.60m/215-3).