Chelsea Cassulo wins NCAA hammer throw title

June 5, 2013

Arizona State University track and field senior Chelsea Cassulo won the national title in the hammer throw on June 5 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Cassulo trailed for the majority of the final round of throws as her day's best of 67.35 m in the opening round was only good enough for third when she came up her sixth and final throw. There, she launched the hammer 69.12 m (226-09) to jump from third to first and win her first NCAA title in the process. Download Full Image

Cassulo had never trailed in any of her primary meets this outdoor season in the hammer throw and, despite being the national leader in the event, needed to dig deep to surpass Illinois State's Brittany Smith's best throw of the day of 68.51m (224-09).  

With the victory, Cassulo became ASU's first-ever NCAA champion in the women's hammer throw. She set the school record earlier this year with a mark of 70.07m (229-11) at the NCAA West Prelims, a throw that ranks Cassulo as the sixth-best collegiate performer of all time.

The Sun Devil track and field team will also have favorites in the women's long jump and men's shot put competition taking place today with Christabel Nettey and Jordan Clarke, respectively.

Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications


Walk-Only Zones make your campus trips safer

June 6, 2013

Pedestrian safety and reducing vehicle congestion are the driving forces behind the creation of Walk-Only Zones on heavily travelled ASU Tempe campus malls.

This summer, Walk-Only Zones education ramps up. Walk-Only Zones graphics and notices began rotation on My ASU banners and ASURITE sign in portals this week. ASU Parking and Transit Services also sent a letter and a Walk-Only Zones informational flier to vendors who do business with ASU and need occasional mall access. Download Full Image

Morgan Olsen, ASU executive vice president, treasurer and CFO, kicked off Walk-Only Zones messaging to the ASU community during May in his presentations at the ASU Staff Council’s four Town Hall meetings.

Additional communications will continue into the fall 2013 semester, when Walk-Only Zones enforcement commences. During enforcement times, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, no one may ride, drive or park wheeled vehicles in Walk-Only Zones.

Visit the Walk-Only Zones project website: for additional information:

  • Phase One diagram
  • List of wheeled vehicles
  • Updated Tempe campus cart and vehicle access maps
  • Walk-Only Zones instructional video featuring ASU Student Body President Jordan Davis
  • Feedback form for public inquiries about Walk-Only Zones

The site also has renderings of campus improvements designed to ease access across the Tempe campus. Bicycle valet areas; new bicycle rack types and locations; locked skateboard racks; and overnight and daytime golf cart charging and parking areas are planned for installation beginning this summer.

Wendy Craft

Marketing and communications manager, Business and Finance Communications Group