Rising junior takes first in 200m free, third in 400m free.
THIS SEASON: Reed Malone, a 2015 sophomore, is one of the top middle distance freestylers in the country who looks to build on his All-American debut as a freshman, which included helping USC to 2014 NCAA and Pac-12 titles in the 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 200y and 500y free.
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.
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