Photo: Tennessee's Chelsea Blaase, right, a St. Joseph native, leads the pack en route to winning the 3,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Meet in Fayetteville, Ark., last month. Photo by Gunnar Rathbun/AP
Get to know Chelsea Blaase
Pre-race food: Spaghetti and meatballs. "That’s always my go-to meal thenight before."
Post-race treat: Pizza. Blaase likes her pizza with everything on it —meat and veggies.
Music: The music that pumps her up before a competition is Fall Out Boyand ACDC.
Books: Two of her favorites are "Once a Runner" by John Parker and"Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand.
Future career: Blaase wants to become a physician assistant.