Stumph wins B final of 200 breast, Furtek career best 10th in 1650y free.
Mulcare reaches B final of 400IM.
Junior swimmer takes third while senior diver seventh on springboard.
First morning of prelims set for Thursday at 7 a.m. PT.
Trojans, fourth last year, seeking another high finish with talented squad.
THIS SEASON: Reed Malone, a 2016 junior All-American, is one of the top middle distance freestylers in the country and a U.S. National teamer. He figures to challenge for Pac-12 and NCAA crowns in the 200y and 500y free while remaining an integral part of USC's 800y free relay. He is part of USC's school record in the 800y free relay and is among Troy's all-time top 10 in the 100y, 200y and 500y free.
2015: Malone had another big year as a 2015 sophomore, earning a pair of All-American honors and helping USC to a combined three NCAA- and Pac-12-winning relays. At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Malone finished a career best third in the 500y free (4:11.94), but his most impressive swim came during his anchor leg of USC's repeat win in the 800y free relay. USC trailed North Carolina State by 0.57 when Malone started his leg and by 0.61 with 100 yards to go. Malone closed the gap to 0.07 with 50 left, passed the Wolfpack anchor on the final turn and USC won by 0.84. Malone's 1:31.59 split was a relay best. Malone also swam in the 100y (26th) and 200y free (22nd) individually ... At the 2015 Pac-12s, he took second in the 500y free (4:11.30), finishing 0.05 behind teammate and winner Cristian Quintero. He then took fourth in the 200y free (1:34.44) after a 1:34.01 in prelims and was sixth in the 100y free (43.03, 42.97 in prelims). Malone also helped USC defend its titles in the 400y and 800y free relays ... Malone represented the U.S. at the 2015 World Championships and helped the U.S. win silver in the 800m free relay. He swam the leadoff leg in prelims and the third leg in the final ... Malone also swam for the U.S. at the World University Games, winning gold in the 200m free (1:47.15) and bronze in the 400m free (3:50.13), on the same day ... Malone earned 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2014: Malone was part of USC's NCAA and Pac-12 titles in the 800y free relay as a 2014 freshman. In addition to the relay title at the NCAAs, Malone scored individually with a 14th-place finish in the 500y free (4:16.85). He was also 29th in the 200y free (1:35.65) and 37th in the 200y fly (1:47.15) ... At the 2014 Pac-12s, Malone was a two-time finalist, finishing second (behind teammate Cristian Quintero) in the 500y free (4:12.66) and sixth in the 200y free (1:35.17). He was also 13th in the 200y fly (1:47.70). He swam third on Troy's Pac-12 title in the 800y free relay which set a school record (6:12.54) ... At the 2014 U.S. Summer Nationals, Malone posted a pair of top 4 finishes. He was third in the 200m free (1:47.71) and fourth (3:49.67) in the 400m free ... He represented the U.S. at the 2014 Pan Pacs, taking 11th in the prelims of the 200m free (1:47.95) and 12th in the prelims of the 400m free (3:51.60), but did not swim in the `B' final of either event.
HIGH SCHOOL: Malone, who attended New Trier High in Winnetka, Ill., was a 2013 U.S. Open finalist in the 400m free and won the event at the 2013 U.S. Junior Nationals. He was also second in the 200m fly at junior nationals and fifth in the 100m fly ... He was the Illinois state champion in the 200y IM as well as the 200y and 400y free relays (setting a national prep record in the latter) and was a member of the 2012 U.S. National Junior team. He was second at the state finals in the 500y free ... At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Malone was 17th in the 400m free and also swam in the 100m and 200m free and the 200m fly ... Was a 400m free finalist at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships.
CLUB/COACH: New Trier Swim Club/Andrew Hodgson.
PERSONAL: He was born April 3, 1995 and is majoring in psychology.
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