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Ben Malone

Player Profile
Hometown:
River Vale, N.J.

High School:
Pascack Valley

Birthdate:
11/13/1994

Experience:
So./Fr.

On Malone: A middle distance runner who demonstrated great potential last indoor season ... Capable of being a consistent BIG EAST scorer for the Wildcats ... Should continue to progress during the coming year as he gains experience within the Villanova system ... Has a bright future.

2014 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at four meets during the season ... Came in fourth in the Elite section of the 800 meters at the Princeton Elite Meet with a time of 1:51.92 ... Placed fourth in the 800 meters at the Haverford Mid-Week Meet (1:54.58) ... Ran the 1500 meters at the Widener Invitational and finished third with a time of 3:54.73 ... Finished in 32nd place in the event at the Colonial Relays (3:57.34).

2014 Indoor: Was a BIG EAST champion in the distance medley relay and an All-BIG EAST performer in the 800 meters as Villanova won the team title at the conference meet ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the DMR at the BIG EAST meet and the Wildcats registered a winning time of 9:42.08 ... Was the runner-up in the 800 meters individually with a season-best time of 1:51.80 ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay in a fourth place finish at the conference championships ... Villanova finished the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:20.69 ... Competed in the 800 meters two other times during the season, finishing 18th at the Boston University Last Chance Meet (1:54.84) and 42nd in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (1:56.66) ... Was a part of the Wildcats lineup for the Byron Dyce College 4x800 meter relay at the Millrose Games ... Ran the third leg of the relay and helped Villanova tally a second place finish with a time of 7:31.57 ... Helped the Wildcats win the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn State National, running the third leg of the race as Villanova finished with a winning time of 7:36.41 ... The Wildcats also won the 4x800 relay at the Gotham Cup, with Malone running the second leg ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the DMR and Villanova came in first with a winning time of 9:58.26 at the Great Dane Classic ... Was an unattached runner at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in fifth in the Mile with a time of 4:23.78.

2013 Cross Country: Competed at three meets as an unattached runner ... Opened the season with a time of 19:56.34 over 6,000 meters at the Friend Big Five Invitational ... Placed 47th in that meet ... Ran twice on the four-mile course at Haverford, coming in 26th at the Main Line Invitational (20:15.93) and 15th at the Haverford Invitational (21:01.60).

Pascack Valley High School: Set a New Jersey state prep record and registered the second-fastest time in the country in the 1500 meters with a personal best mark of 3:46.97 as a senior ... Indoor national champion in the 800 meters in 2012 with a time of 1:49.94 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals ... That time ranked No. 2 all-time on the US prep school list ... United States junior record holder indoors in the 800 meters and the 1000 meters ... As a senior was a Millrose Games champion in the high school Mile ... New Jersey state champion in the 1600 meters indoors and the 800 meters outdoors as a junior.

Personal: Born 11/13/94 ... One of three children of John and Nina Malone ... Has a brother, Daniel, and a sister, Lilly ... Undeclared major in the school of Liberal Arts.

PERSONAL BESTS

400 Meters (Relay)              47.6                  High School
400 Meters (Open)               48.94                 High School
800 Meters                      1:49.94               High School
1000 Meters                     2:23.56               High School
1500 Meters                     3:46.97               High School
Mile                            4:05.59               High School

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                                     2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                          2014 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                          2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
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