Day 9: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Jeremy’s Calling

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ has all the teams to Texas or beyond. Every team was solid today with the Charlie Taylor Team having the best day outperforming their daily average by 24 miles. They had the 2nd most miles for the day, fourteen miles behind the race leaders, the Suzy Michelson Team, that racked up 185.59 miles, just below their daily average. The Hope Shull Team paced above their daily tracking average, and the Jeffrey Price Team fell about 20 miles below their average.

All-in-all, it was a great day with some strong performances once again. None bigger than the 42.03 miles Jeremy Reed led the Charlie Taylor Team and entire race for Day 9.

Day 9 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 185.59 miles (12.37 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 142.95 miles (9.53 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 171.50 miles (11.43 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 131.36 miles (8.76 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,705.95 miles (189.55/day, 58.68% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,472.25  miles (163.58 mi/day, 50.64% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,329.49 miles (147.72 mi/day, 45.7% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,142.59 miles (126.95 mi/day, 39.3% completed)

Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Suzy Michelson Team: The Suzy’s were back in the throttle for a second day in a row with three teammates knocking out 20’s with many strong supporting performances. Chris Clemens did his thing with 25.56 miles, Kimberly Atkins hit 20 again as did David Nichols. Barry Reece (18.62) and team captain Shane Tucker (17.97) more than did their part. The Suzys had miles from all of their runners today with ten hitting double digits.

Dinner tonight was at Nick’s BBQ and Catfish about 30 miles east of Little Rock, Arkansas. Trent Rosenbloom, a Nashville Hot Chicken expert, persuaded the cook to add some Nashville heat. He then challenged several teammates to match him bite for bite. If they couldn’t they had to buy him a beer. Fourteen beers later for Monkey Trent, the team left Nick’s. Tomorrow should be interesting for the Suzy’s on the road putting down miles after their hot night. Hopefully, Anthony Ohrey remembered to pack the Home Depot bucket for the team. He’s got to be good for something.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 9 Miles: 185.59 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,705.95
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Chris Clemens – 25.56
  2. Kimberly Atkins – 20.04
  3. David Nichols – 20.00
  4. Barry Reece – 18.62
  5. Shane Tucker – 17.97

Jeffrey Price Team: After an amazing weekend where the Jeffs put miles on the race leading Suzys, it was only natural that they’d likely take a step back today. They did only have the 3rd most miles on Day 9, but it was still a respectable 142.95 miles. ‘Friendly Delivery’ Tom Orr was back on route and delivered 20 miles today with 21.28. He led the team but was followed closely by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb with ANOTHER 20-spot – her 9th straight.

Karla Kent (14.13), John Leighton (14.06), and Sofie Romero (13.50) solidified the output for the Jeffs today.

The team is in Warner, Oklahoma and tomorrow will rock into Arkansas, just one state away from where most of the team resides, Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 9 Miles: 142.95 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,472.25
Miles Back: -233.7
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Tom Orr – 21.28
  2. Heather McComb – 20.27
  3. Karla Kent – 14.13
  4. John Leighton – 14.06
  5. Sofie Romero- 13.50

Charlie Taylor Team: What an amazing three-run performance Jeremy Reed put down today for 42.03 miles to give the Chucks their highest daily finish of the race. His phone went dead on his last run, but his wife Greta gave us a head’s up that Jeremy would be calling in big miles shorty…and boy did he with a 21.17 miles to finish with 42 miles. Steve Acciarito delivered another heroic performance after yesterday’s 32.78 miles by following it up today with 23.85 miles. Seth Crowe gave a solid contribution again with 15.21 miles as did Elva Matamoros with 12.57 miles. Even more bright news for the team today was that Sharon Carver, feeling better from her injury, was able to run 7 miles.

The Chucks are currently at the Starbucks in Yukon, Oklahoma where Jen Metcalf is propped up against a duffel bag double fisting frappuccinos.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 9 Miles: 171.50 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,329.49
Miles Back: -376.46
Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 42.03
  2. Steve Acciarito – 23.85
  3. Joshua Holmes – 16.52
  4. Seth Crowe – 15.21
  5. Elva Matamoros – 12.57

Hope Shull Team: A great bounce-back day for the Hope Shull Team with 131.36 miles after failing to break the century mark yesterday. They were led today by Randy Broadway with 22.52 miles. Kit Brazier was strong as always contributing 22.06 miles. After several runners on the team needed rest yesterday, they all bounced back to contribute today. A total team effort and a result they should all be proud of.

They look forward to reaching Oklahoma tomorrow after a quick one-day stay over in Texas.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 9 Miles: 131.36 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,142.59
Miles Back: -563.37
Top 5 HST Runners (Day 9)

  1. Randy Broadway – 22.52
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.06
  3. Sherry Meador – 12.31
  4. Marylou Corino – 10.00
  5. Cathy Downes – 10.00

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (25.56 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (21.28 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (42.03 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Randy Broadway (22.52 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 42.03
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 25.56
  3. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 23.85
  4. Randy Broadway (HST) – 22.52
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.06
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 21.28
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.27
  8. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 20.04
  9. David Nichols (SMT) – 20.00
  10. Barry Reece (SMT) – 18.62

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 222.93
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 196.72
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 188.68
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 179.08
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 176.04
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 172.43
  7. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 160.43
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 158.23
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 155.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 155.50

Jeremy Reed,with his massive 42.03 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day for Day 9.

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