Chelsea  Blaase

Chelsea Blaase

St. Joseph, Ill.

High School:



Year (XC/In./Out.):

4K: 16:24.80 (2012)
5K: 16:37.66 (2014)
6K: 19:26.20 (2014)

Mile: 4:59.30 (2014)
1600m: 5:08.76 (HS)
3000m: 9:20.57 (2016)
5000m: 15:42.47 (2016)

1600m: 5:05.07 (2012)
3000m 9:41.09 (2014)
3200m: 11:01.81 (2012)
5000m: 16:12.72 (2014)
10,000m: 32:28.39 (2015)

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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
  • Has not competed...

  • 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

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


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