Lindsey Malone began her ninth year coaching the pentathlon, heptathlon, decathlon and jumps for the CU Track and Field team in the fall of 2015.
The combined events program has become very successful during her time at CU. Most recently, Abrianna Torres became CU’s first MSPF Champion, winning the pentathlon in 2015. She also became the third best heptathlon performer at CU during the outdoor season and was the first Buff to qualify for NCAAs since 1997.
During the 2013 indoor season, Brianne Beemer broke a twenty-year-old school record in the pentathlon after scoring 4,059 points at the USATF Indoor Championships. Beemer competed alongside teammates Brittany Lewis (3,863), Torres (3,832) and Genny Mayden (3,795) to earn CU the honor of being the first school in USA Indoor Combined Events Championship history to have four athletes competing in jersey in the same event. Mark Jones also competed at USA’s and set a personal record in the high jump at 7-2 ¼.
During the outdoor season, Jones placed second in the high jump at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, clearing 7-2 ½, and competed at the NCAA Championships. Torres, Beemer and Mayden scored in the heptathlon which continued CU’s streak of being the highest scoring women’s multi team in the Pac-12 for the past three championship meets.
In 2010, Malone was chosen to coach Team USA alongside Dr. Rick McGuire for the USA vs. Germany Thorpe Cup Challenge in Marburg, Germany. Malone’s volunteer assistant coach and former Colorado State student-athlete, Emily Pearson, earned a spot on the USA team as well making her fifth international team wearing USA on her shoulders. During Malone’s first year on staff at CU in 2008 she guided Hugh Charles to a personal best of 25-3 ¼ in the long jump.
Malone was an assistant at CSU from 2001-07 where she coached 14 Mountain West Conference Champions in high jump, long jump, 60-meter hurdles, pentathlon, heptathlon and decathlon.
Malone competed for CSU from 1998-2001, setting school records in the high jump and heptathlon. She competed in the high jump, pentathlon, heptathlon, javelin and 4x400 relay at CSU’s conference meets. Malone continues to high jump and has competed in three USA Championships (2002 outdoors, 2003 indoors and 2008 indoors).
Malone graduated from CSU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in art with concentrations in art education and painting. She is married to CU throws coach and two-time Olympian, Casey Malone.