Day 10: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Rise of the Chucks

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ Day 10 has concluded and the Charlie Taylor Team, for the first time, had the most miles for a day. They finished the day with 176.17 miles, their second highest single-day tally of the race. Finishing behind them was the Suzy Michelson Team with 163.65 miles. Ten miles behind the SMT was the Jeffrey Price Team. The Hope Shull Team finished with 107.75 miles.

The Chucks have performed consistent throughout the race, and they have the past four days turned up the intensity centered around the two-day outburst from Jeremy Reed.

Day 10 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.65 miles (10.91 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 153.58 miles (10.24 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 176.17 miles (11.74 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 107.75 miles (7.18 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,869.60 miles (186.96/day, 64.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,625.83  miles (162.58 mi/day, 55.93% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,505.66 miles (150.57 mi/day, 51.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,250.34 miles (125.03 mi/day, 43.01% completed)


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

Suzy Michelson Team: More of the same from the front-leading Suzys. Chris Clemens with a marathon of work today, assisted by David Nichols going for 21.3 miles and Barry Reece with 19.3 miles. Alex Barrientos (17.61) and Kimberly Atkins (15.56) also had very strong contributions.

They currently are in Brownsville, Tennessee. And I don’t even know how to word this… But in one of the most flagrant WWE moves of all-time, Anthony Ohrey picked the lock to Tom Orr and Donna Burns‘ house and the team bum-rushed in like Andrew Jackson’s Tennesseans did into the White House on the night of Jackson’s inauguration when they destroyed all the carpets and drapes with food and drink. The SMT is sleeping in Tom’s house for the night and Chris Clemens is passed out, greased up with Ben-Gay in Tom’s own bed. Oh the humanity and brashness of this team. Tom and Donna are still back in Arkansas with the Jeffrey Price Team.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 10 Miles: 163.65 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,869.60
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Chris Clemens – 26.29
  2. David Nichols – 21.30
  3. Barry Reece – 19.30
  4.  Alex Barrientos – 17.61
  5. Kimberly Atkins – 15.56

Jeffrey Price Team: Tom Orr, once again, was running today like he had a 6th sense that something was awry he needed to get to. He just didn’t know exactly what, yet. Oh, that day is coming! Tom put down 23.35 miles. He has been strong every day of the competition. Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb…wait for it…dropped another 20 miles for the 10th consecutive day. Karl Studtmann added 20.16 with solid performances from Alfa Severino and Lance Forest as well.

It should be noted that team captain, Melissa Price, has notched double digit miles for all ten days and sets a great example for her team day in and day out. A true inspiration.

The Jeffs finished with the 3rd most miles of the day. They are in good shape and charging up to make another strong weekend push. They are currently in Blackwell, Arkansas.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 10 Miles: 153.58 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,625.83
Miles Back: -243.77
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Tom Orr – 23.35
  2. Heather McComb – 20.32
  3. Karl Studtmann – 20.16
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.11
  5. Lance Forest – 14.11

Charlie Taylor Team: What a surge this team has had the past five days, and it’s been a powder keg the past two days in major part to Jeremy Reed, who followed yesterday’s 42.03 miles, with 30.20 miles today. This galvanized team used that to help put down the most miles for the day. It’s the first time during the race they’ve done this. Another big reason they were able to do this today was that they, once again, got contributions from every team member.

Jeremy had some big-gun help from Tiffani Glass with 25.10 miles. It’s her 4th 20+ mile day of the race and her highest single day output. She’s been a consistent and big contributor to the Chucks every day.

Then it was the three amigos of Seth Crowe (21.01), Elva Matamoros (19.05), and Steve Acciarito (17.80) helping the team rise to the top today..

The Chucks are no longer looking in their rear-view mirror, as they are seem intent on pushing the pedal down to try to find anyone else on the road ahead. They currently are pinning in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and will reach Arkansas shortly.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 10 Miles: 176.17 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,505.66
Miles Back: -363.94

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 30.20
  2. Tiffani Glass – 25.10
  3. Seth Crowe – 21.01
  4. Elva Matamoros – 19.05
  5. Steve Acciarito – 17.80

Hope Shull Team: Double-Trouble Marylou Corino (25.00 mi) and Kit Brazier (22.41 mi) provided most of the fuel for the Hopes on Day 10. They hit a decent groove with 107.75 miles. Other contributors included Sherry Meador (13.25 mi), Cathy Downs (10.05 mi), and Ben Herron (9.49 mi).

Tomorrow could be a low-mileage day as they are due to run by (and likely into, up, down, and all around) the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton, Oklahoma. Photos, please!!!

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 10 Miles: 107.75 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,250.34
Miles Back: -619.26

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 10)

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.41
  3. Sherry Meador – 13.25
  4. Cathy Downes – 10.05
  5. Ben Herron – 9.49

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (26.29 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (23.35 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (30.20 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (25.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 30.20
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.29
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 25.1
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  5. Tom Orr (JPT) – 23.35
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.41
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 21.30
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 21.1
  9. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.32
  10. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 20.16

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 249.22
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 216.88
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 209.00
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 202.43
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 195.34
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 193.73
  7. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 188.43
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 181.53
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 180.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 173.11

Tiffani Glass,with her impressive 25.1 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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