Chelsea  Blaase

Chelsea Blaase

Hometown:
St. Joseph, Ill.

High School:
Ogden

Height:
5-5

Event:
XC/Distance

Year (XC/In./Out.):
--/R-Sr./R-Sr.

Personal Records

  • Cross Country
  • 4K: 16:24.80 (2012)
  • 5K: 16:37.66 (2014)
  • 6K: 19:26.20 (2014)
  • Indoor Track
  • Mile: 4:59.30 (2014)
  • 3000m: 9:20.57 (2016)
  • 5000m: 15:42.47 (2016)
  • Outdoor Track
  • 3000m: 9:41.09 (2014)
  • 5000m: 16:12.72 (2014)
  • 10,000m: 32:08.39* (2016)
  • *indicates school record

SEC Scoring

  • Indoor
  • 2014 - 5000m - 2nd - 16:06.69
  • 2015 - 3000m - 3rd - 9:26.06
  • 2016 - 3000m -1st - 9:20.57
  • 2016 - 5000m - 1st - 16:22.32
  • Outdoor
  • 2014 - 10,000m - 6th - 34:58.18
  • 2015 - 5000m - 3rd - 16:14.51
  • 2016 - 5000m - 2nd - 16:16.97
  • 2016 - 10,000m - 1st - 34:00.47

NCAA Scoring

  • Indoor
  • 2014 - 5000m - 11th - 16:39.34
  • 2015 - 5000m - 4th - 15:47.52
  • 2016 - 5000m - 3rd - 15:42.47
  • Outdoor
  • 2015 - 10,000m - 6th - 33.27.73
  • 2016 - 5000m - 10th - 16:12.82
  • 2016 - 10,000m - 5th - 32:49.03

Honors

  • USTFCCCA All-Academic Team - 2014
  • CoSida Academic All-American Team - 2014-15
  • CoSida Academic All-American Team - 2015-16
  • 8-Time All-American
  • 2014 Cross Country
  • 2015 Cross Country
  • 2014 Indoor Track - 5000m - 2nd Team
  • 2015 Indoor Track - 5000m - 1st Team
  • 2016 Indoor Track - 5000m - 1st Team
  • 2015 Outdoor Track - 10,000m - 1st Team
  • 2016 Outdoor Track - 5000m - 2nd Team
  • 2016 Outdoor Track - 10,000m - 1st Team
2016 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Named First Team All-American for the 5,000 meters
  • Placed third in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a new PR time of 15:42.47
  • Won both the 3000 meters (9:20.57) and the 5000 meters (16:22.32) at the SEC Indoor Championships
  • Won her only other regular season meet, running the 5000 meters in 15:43.81 at the Husky Classic
  • Won her first race of the season, posting a time of 9:24.83 in the 3000 meters at the Conference Clash
Outdoors
  • Named First Team All-American for the 10,000 meters and Second Team All-American for the 5,000 meters
  • Finished fifth in the 10,000 meters (32:49.03) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and tenth in the 5000 meters (16:12.82)
  • Finished second in the 10,000 meters (34:11.76) at the NCAA East Prelims, and finished ninth in the 5000 meters (16:13.10)
  • At the SEC Outdoor Championships, won the 10,000 meters (34:00.47), and finished second in the 5000 meters
  • Set a PR in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational (32:08.39), finishing seventh

2015 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Finished NCAA Championship in 14th with a time of 20:07.70
  • Placed first of 208 runners at NCAA South Regional race finishing the 6K in 20:02.29
  • Represented the Big Orange at SEC 6K Championship finishing 2nd overall in 19:40.90
  • Finished 3rd in the elite race at Pre Nationals
  • Came in 1st overall at the Louisville Classic
2015 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Placed fourth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a new PR time of 15:47.52, earning first team All-America honors in the event
  • Earned a bronze medal in the 3000m at the 2015 SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:26.06
  • Set a new personal-best in the 5000m after finishing second at the Husky Classic in a time of 15:50.40 -- the second-fastest time in the nation that weekend
  • Won the 3000m at the Hokie Invitational behind a personal-best time of 9:22.28
Outdoors
  • Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American team -- her fourth All-America honor of 2014-15
  • Became Tennessee's first-ever All-American in the 10,000 meters when she placed sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in a time of 33:27.73
  • Ran a 10,000-meter time of 33:47.20 to finish second at the NCAA East Prelim and qualify for her first NCAA Championships in the event
  • Earned SEC bronze in the women's 5000 meters, running 16:14.61 at the SEC Championships
  • Placed seventh in the 10,000 meters (32:28.39), setting a new personal record and breaking the school record she set in 2014, at the Florida Relays
  • Ranked as the second fastest collegiate participant in the 10,000m

2014 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Became the women's program's 10th All-American when she finished in 10th place at her first-ever NCAA Championships in November
  • Captured UT's first All-American recognition on the women's side since 2008 and was the first UT women's runner since 1989 to finish the NCAA Championships inside the top 10
  • Her All-American status capped an incredible junior season in which she finished inside the top 10 of all seven meets in which she competed
  • Earned All-SEC and All-Region honors for the second straight season, finishing in 3rd at the SEC Championships and second at the NCAA South Regional
  • Named an individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree
  • Posted a career-best 6K time of 19:26.20 at the NCAA South Regional to finish in second
  • Also recorded her career-best 5K time of 16:37.66 as she successfully defended her individual title at the Crimson Classic on Oct. 17, finishing in first for the second straight season
  • Never finished outside the top two in the four races leading up to the SEC Championships, including three second-place finishes
  • Came in as Tennessee's top finisher in every race during her junior season

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Second Team All-SEC (March 7)
  • Finished 11th in 5000m at NCAA Championship with time of 16:39.34
  • Won silver at the SEC Indoor Championships in the 5000m
  • Personal best in the 5000m came at Husky Invitational (2/14) finishing in 16:03.12
  • Finished fifth at Kentucky Invitational (1/25)in the 3000m with personal record time of 9:26.84
  • Debut in mile run at Virginia Tech Invite (1/18) finishing ninth, while winning the 5000m in her event debut
Outdoors
  • Scored at SEC Outdoors placing 6th in the 10,000m
  • Won outdoor debut in the 3000m at Tennessee Challenge finishing in 9:41.09
  • Finished sixth in collegiate debut of 10,000m at Stanford Invitational, setting new school record of 33:13.94 in the event
  • Posted time of 16:12.72 in 5000m outdoor debut during Raleigh Relays

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Earned All-SEC and All-Region honors in sophomore season
  • Recorded top 25 finishes in five meets
  • Won her first career race, the Crimson Classic 5K in 17:21.19
  • Finished 10th at the SEC Championships in 20:44.24 to earn second-team all-conference honors
  • Also finished 10th at the NCAA South Regional Championships to end her season, a big improvement over her 105th-place finish as a freshman
  • Also top 25 at the Mountain Dew Invitational (16th) and the Louisville Classic (19th)

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Earned a new personal best in the 3000m at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing in 10:28.94 to place 9th
  • Ran the 5000m at the Virginia Tech Invitational, winning the race in a personal best time of 18:34.05
  • Competed in her first track meet as a Lady Vol at the Kentucky Invitational, where she ran the 3000m in 10:41.19, to earn a then-personal best and 16th place
Outdoors
  • Did not compete

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Scored for the Lady Vols, placing fifth on the team and 105th overall at the NCAA South Regional meet, finishing the 6K course in a personal record of 22:08.4
  • Scored for the team at the 6K SEC Championships, finishing fifth on the team and 81st overall in a personal best time of 22:24.73
  • Began her Lady Vol career with a 4K personal best, finishing 49th place and seventh on the team in 16:24.80
  • Earned a then-career best time of 23:26.90 at the 6K Commodore Classic, finishing 84th overall and third on the team
  • Improved her 6K best time to 22:41, taking 164th place overall and 4th on the team at the Brook Paul Short Run
  • Dropped her 5K PR to 18:30.35 at the Crimson Classic, placing 27th overall and fourth on the team

Personal
  • Recipient of the Crawford Accent' on Excellence Women's Track & Field Endowed Scholarship
 

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