National championships will be on the line in Eugene, Ore., this weekend as the Sun Devil track and field team wraps up the 2012-13 ASU competition calendar.
The ASU track and field team added five qualifications on the final day of the NCAA West Prelims
Chelsea Cassulo and Christabel Nettey will each advance to the NCAA Championships following solid performances in Austin.
The Sun Devil men and No. 9 women will take part in the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, Texas, this weekend.
The Sun Devils will have 40 entries total in Austin next week, 20 on the men's side and 20 on the women's.
Arizona State: Had a career year during his junior campaign, setting three marks that currently rank in the top-five on ASU's all-time lists... continued his tear by becoming just the third athlete in Sun Devil history to go under four minutes in the mile, breaking the 10-year-old school record formerly held by Brandon Strong in a time of 3:58...has also clocked the third-fastest 5k time in school history at 13:54.51 and the fifth-best 3,000-meter run time of 8:00.66 and went on to earn second-team All-American honors at the NCAA Championships...got the 2012-13 season off to a good start, earning All-Conference and All-Region honors during the cross country season while also being named the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year...2012 Outdoor: Qualified and competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in the 5000m and 1500m... finished top 15 in both the 1500m and 5000m at the Pac-12 Championships with a 1500m career best time of 3:48.49... 2011 Indoor: Qualified and competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile where he just missed the cut off to qualify for the final round... placed third in the mile at the UW Final Qualifier with a personal best time of 3:58.73 that earned him a third place finish... represented the Sun Devils in the 3000m and DMR at the MPSF Championships to place sixth and third respectively while setting a career best time of 7:55.08 in the 3000m... took first place in the 3000m at the Texas A&M Challenge... 2011 Outdoor: Moved onto the all-time ASU charts in the 5,000m run with a time of 13:54.15 at the Mt. SAC Relays... that time was the sixth-fastest in school history... won the same event at the ASU Invitational... also ran the same event at the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA Preliminary Round Meet... ran faster than his previous best in the 1,500m run on three occasions... turned in a personal-best time of 3:48.09 at the Sun Angel Track Classic... earned USTFCCCA National All-Academic Academic and All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selections...2010 XC: Competed in five races for the team, finishing a season-best 13th at the Dave Murray Invitational... placed among the Top 50 in the Pac-10 and just missed the Top 50 at the regional meet (53rd)... earned Academic All-Pac-10 First Team honors... 2010 Track: Redshirted... ran four races unattached from the team... ran three times in the 1,500m run and once in the 3,000m run... was runner-up in the 3,000m run at the Sun Devil Open... 2009 XC: Opened the year redshirting, but jumped into the starting lineup after a 12th-place showing at the Dave Murray Invitational... placed 237th in his first NCAA appearance... was 70th in the region and 35th at the Pac-10 Conference meet... also was 93rd at the NCAA Pre-National Meet.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Francis Howell North High School (St. Charles, Mo.)... lettered four times in track & field and twice each in cross country and soccer for the Knights... captained the cross country as a junior and senior and also captained the track & field squad as a senior... selected as the 2009 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for the state of Missouri... two-time state champion after capturing both the 1,600m and 3,200m races in his senior season... seven-time all-state honoree, including twice in cross country and five times on the track... placed fifth in the state cross country race as a senior after taking 24th as a junior... selected to the all-regional teams in cross country at the Nike and Foot Locker meets... placed ninth on the track in the two-mile race at the Nike Outdoor National meet... set three school records on the track, including the 1,600m (4:13) and 3,200m (8:58) marks as a senior and the 4x800m relay (7:55) as a sophomore... achieved several academic accommodations, including graduating Magna Cum Laude and being selected to the National Honors Society.
Personal: Major is business finance... parents are John and Susan Happe... has three sisters: Melissa, Kim and Alexis... born December 11, 1990, in St. Louis, Mo.... hobbies include playing soccer... full name is John Nicholas Happe.
Bests 800: 1:57 1500: 3:46.27 Mile (i): 3:58.73 3000: 7:55.08 5000: 13:54.15
In NCAA Championship Meets
2012 NCAA Indoor Mile(P) 4:13.18 15th
2009 XC 10,000m Course 33:17.10 237th
* Indicates All-America honors attained