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Casey Malone

Casey Malone

Event: Discus Throw
Height: 6-9
Weight: 265
PR: 68.49m/224-8 (2009)
Born: 04/06/1977
Current Residence: Fort Collins, Colo.
Hometown:
High School: Arvada West HS (Colo.) '95
College: Colorado State University '00
Coach: Brian Bedard
Agent: Ray Flynn
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Malone captured his second consecutive USA discus title in 2010 with his winning toss of 62.57m/205-3. Malone had competed in 12 USA Outdoor Championships before winning his first national discus title in 2009, which qualified him for his second U.S. World Outdoor Championships team. At the World Championships in Berlin, Malone finished fifth with a best toss of 66.06m/216-9, which is the best finish by an American at a World Championship since Ian Waltz placed fifth in Helsinki in 2005. Malone posted a new personal best with his winning toss on June 20, 2009 in Fort Collins, Colo., when he spun the disc 68.49m/224-8.  It was the best throw by an American that year. He ended 2009 ranked #1 in the U.S. and #6 in the world by Track & Field News, both highs for his career. Malone qualified for his second Olympic Games with his third-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. 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.
2010: 11th at USA Outdoors (69.46m/227-11)...4th at Mt. SAC Relays (72.29m/237-2)...1st at Portland (73.11m/239-10)...ranked #8 in world, #1 U.S. by T&FN...best of 73.11m/239-10.
2009: USA Outdoor champ (64.99m/213-3)...5th at World Outdoors (66.06m/216-9)...1st at Fort Collins, Colo. (68.49m/224-8PR, U.S. Leader)...ranked #6 in world, #1 U.S. by T&FN...best of 68.49m/224-8.
2008: 19th in qualifying at Olympic Games (61.25m/201-0)...3rd at Olympic Trials (62.67m/205-7)...2nd at Salinas (64.56m/211-10)..ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 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).
2003: 9th at USA Champs (59.49m/195-02) 10th in qualifying at World Outdoors (61.50m/201-9)1st at Ft. Collins (64.43m/211-5)best of 64.43/211-5ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN. 
2002: 1st at Greeley (66.58m/218.5)5th at USA Championships...ranked #4 in US...best of 66.58m/218-5. 
2001: 10th at USA Championships...ranked #9 in US...best of 60.96m/200-0. 
2000: 1st at Mountain West Invitational...5th at NCAA Outdoors...9th at Olympic Trials...ranked #7 in US...best of 64.50m/211-6. 
1999: 6th at USA Championships...ranked #6 in US...best of 61.50m/201-9. 
1998: 1st at WAC...1st at NCAA Outdoors...5th at USA Championships...ranked #6 in US...best of 61.40m/201-5. 
1997: 3rd at WAC...11th at NCAA Outdoors...8th at USA Championships...best of 58.46m/191-9.
1996: 1st at WAC5th at NCAA Outdoors...1st at Junior Championships...1st at World Juniors...best of 59.48m/195-2.
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