Maggie Malone

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Maggie Malone
Personal information
NationalityUnited States
Born (1993-12-30) December 30, 1993 (age 26)
Geneva, Nebraska
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
College teamNebraska Cornhuskers, Texas A&M Aggies '17
ClubNike
Turned pro2016
Coached byJuan de la Garza
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Javelin: 62.19 m (204 ft 14 in)
Updated on July 2016.

Maggie Malone (born December 30, 1993) is an American track and field athlete competing in the javelin throw.[1] She holds a personal record of 62.19 m (204 ft 14 in) for the event, set in 2016. She was the 2016 American national and collegiate record holder and NCAA Division 1 champion. She is the American collegiate record holder.

Prep[edit]

Born to Danny Malone and Nancy Kindig-Malone in Geneva, Nebraska, Maggie attended Fillmore Central High School where her parents are teachers and coaches. Her mother All-American collegiately for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and she followed her mother's example was recruited to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.[2] Nancy Kindig-Malone qualified for the 1970 US Olympics. Nancy induction into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. She won Big Eight heptathlon and pentathlon titles at Nebraska, becoming an All-American and helping the Huskers win their first indoor national championship in 1982. Nancy also won a Class C state basketball title with Hastings St. Cecilia High School in 1977.[3] Maggie won 2012 Class C Nebraska School Activities Association state long jump title 5.78 m (18 ft 11 12 in), state triple jump bronze medal jumping 11.13 m (36 ft 6 in), 5th in 200 meters in 26.63 and 2011 Class C Nebraska School Activities Association state triple jump title.[4]

NCAA[edit]

Maggie Malone earned 4 NCAA Division I U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-American awards.

She started out in the heptathlon, placing 5th at 2013 Kansas Relays scoring 4369 points[5], but decided to focus on her strongest event – the javelin. In her first year of competition in 2013 she placed third at the Big Ten Conference championships and was tenth at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

She greatly improved in the 2014 season, setting a best of 55.37 m (181 ft 7 34 in), winning the Big Ten Conference title, and placing fourth at the 2014 NCAA Outdoors.[6][7]

Malone transferred to Texas A&M University and began throwing for the Texas A&M Aggies track team. In her first year in College Station, Texas, she was fourth at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships and placed ninth at the NCAAs, failing to build on her previous season. Malone described this as "the worst season I've ever had" and credited the advice of teammate Lindon Victor with her change of approach to train harder in the summer months. Her sister Audrey joined her in the javelin team at Texas A&M.[8]

She showed marked improvement in the 2016 season, bettering her personal record by a wide margin. She won the SEC Championships with a mark of 59.50 m (195 ft 2 12 in) before taking the title at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a collegiate record of 62.19 m (204 ft 14 in).[9][10] A victory at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials soon followed, making her the first athlete in American history to win the collegiate and national titles in the same year.[11] This gained her a place on the American Olympic team.[12][13]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Texas A&M Aggies
2016 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 1st Javelin 62.19 m (204 ft 0 in)[14]
SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Alabama 1st Javelin 59.50 m (195 ft 3 in)[15]
2015 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 9th Javelin 51.97 m (170 ft 6 in)[16]
SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Mississippi State University 4th Javelin 49.93 m (163 ft 10 in)[17]
Representing Nebraska Cornhuskers
2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 4th Javelin 55.24 m (181 ft 3 in)[18]
Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships Purdue University 1st Javelin 55.37 m (181 ft 8 in)[19]
2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 10th Javelin 48.62 m (159 ft 6 in)[20]
Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships Ohio State University 3rd Javelin 50.60 m (166 ft 0 in)[21]

National titles[edit]

Professional[edit]

Malone signed to Nike and began throwing in Fall 2017 and is training for US Outdoor Track and Field Championships. As a Master graduate student in marketing (c/o 2019), Malone trains at Texas A&M with Juan De La Garza.[22]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25th Javelin 56.47 m (185 ft 3 in)
2019 The Match Europe v USA Minsk, Belarus 7th Javelin 54.79 m (179 ft 9 in)

US Outdoor Track and Field Championship[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 1st Javelin 60.84 m (199 ft 7 in)
2019 2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 5th Javelin 54.47 m (178 ft 8 14 in)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Maggie Malone. All Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  2. ^ "Texas A&M's Maggie Malone has sights on Olympic mark". AggiesSports.com. June 9, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Nebraska 100 #75 Nancy Kindig-Malone". Omaha World-Herald. January 14, 2005. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Fillmore Central High School Nebraska 2012 Maggie Malone". Omaha World-Herald. January 14, 2005. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Track and Field results Maggie Malone TEAM: Nebraska LEAGUES: DI, Big Ten, DI West". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  6. ^ University of Nebraska profile Maggie Malone is 2014 Big Ten Javelin champion. Huskers. Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  7. ^ "Track and Field results Maggie Malone TEAM: Nebraska LEAGUES: DI, Big Ten, DI West". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  8. ^ Maggie Malone has found her event: the javelin, by Lindsay Rossmiller. RunBlogRun (2016-07-10). Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  9. ^ Maggie Malone. TFRRS. Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  10. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2016-06-11). Lawson and Brazier rewrite history at NCAA Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  11. ^ Lagat earns fifth Olympic team berth at US Trials. IAAF (2016-07-10). Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  12. ^ USA names team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF (2016-07-11). Retrieved on 2016-07-14.
  13. ^ "Track and Field results Maggie Malone TEAM: Texas A&M LEAGUES: DI, SEC, DI West". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  14. ^ TFRRS (June 8, 2016). "2016 NCAA D1 Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - June 2016". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  15. ^ TFRRS (May 14, 2016). "2016 SEC Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - May 2016". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  16. ^ TFRRS (June 8, 2016). "2015 NCAA D1 Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - June 13, 2015". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  17. ^ TFRRS (May 16, 2015). "2015 SEC Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - May 16, 2015". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  18. ^ TFRRS (June 14, 2016). "2014 NCAA D1 Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - June 2014". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  19. ^ TFRRS (May 16, 2014). "2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - May 16, 2014". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  20. ^ TFRRS (June 8, 2013). "2013 NCAA D1 Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - June 8, 2013". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  21. ^ TFRRS (May 12, 2013). "2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships - Javelin results - May 12, 2013". TFRRS.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  22. ^ SoundCloud (September 8, 2017). "2017 Interview with Christina Nguyen - special guest Maggie Malone Javelin Olympian from Texas A&M". Texas A&M Athletics. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  23. ^ "2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved October 28, 2017.

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