Day 13: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Barr None

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ went boom, boom, shake the room on Day 13 with the Suzy Michelson Team exploding for 331.52 miles. This was fueled by major outbursts from Texan Alex Barrientos with 69.06 miles, Tennessean Thomas Fowler with 50.01 miles, and Kentuckian David Nichols with 41.20 miles.  The Suzys won the day, by far, by over a 100 miles, but there were other standout performances from the other teams as well that we will get to in a moment.

The Jeffrey Price Team rebounded after a rough week with 228.68 miles to finish second for the day. The Hope Shull Team had their very best day of the entire race with 205.43 miles and finished in third today. The Charlie Taylor Team went over 200 miles, with 201.00, but were at the rear of the chow line today.

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Day 13 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 331.52 miles (22.10 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 228.68 miles (15.25 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 201.00 miles (13.40 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 205.43 miles (13.70 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,582.75 miles (198.67/day, 88.9% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,136.29  miles (164.33 mi/day, 73.5% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,010.96 miles (154.69 mi/day, 69.2% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,723.58 miles (132.58 mi/day, 59.3% completed)

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

Suzy Michelson Team: Today, Anthony Ohrey did zero miles.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 13 Miles: 331.52 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,582.75

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 13)

  1. Alex Barrientos – 69.06
  2. Thomas Fowler – 50.01
  3. David Nichols – 41.20
  4. Chris Clemens – 32.95
  5. JR Reynolds – 30.21

Jeffrey Price Team: The Weekend Warriors is an apt name for the Jeffs. They always put down a lot of miles on the weekend. Mama Bear Melissa Price inspired her team today putting down a marathon of miles (26.18). While the team still got their usual 20’s from Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb (20.60) and Tom Orr (20.44), the team got a massive boost today from Sofie Romero with a big 34.00 mile day and Alicja G. Miles with 25.15 miles.

The team was able to pad their lead over the third place team by 27 miles today, gaining back some ground they lost earlier in the week.

The Jeffs are currently in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Tomorrow, they aim to make it to Johnson City near the Virginia border.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 13 Miles: 228.68 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,136.29
Miles Back: -446.46

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 13)

  1. Sofie Romero – 34.00
  2. Melissa Price – 26.18
  3. Alicja G. Miles – 25.15
  4. Heather McComb – 20.60
  5. Tom Orr – 20.44

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chucks finished last for the day, but still roamed for over 200 miles. They would have been lost in the kiddie pool without arm floaties today though if it were not for 35.42 miles from Elva Matamoros and 26.29 miles from, the Queen of Pinson Mounds, Marj Mitchell.

The team continued to rely on Steve Acciarito’s hot streak (20.75), and got one of Aimee Shilling’s biggest days of the race with 17.12 miles. Renee Holcomb dug deep to contribute 10.01 miles.

The Chucks have stopped at Jill Williams’ house for a BBQ and to hang out with her family Her daughter Lily volunteered to do the next leg for the team. The Chucks are about 10 miles shy of downtown Nashville and restarting in the morning.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 13 Miles: 201.00 (4th)
Total Miles: 2,010.13
Miles Back: -571.79

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 13)

  1. Elva Matamoros – 35.43
  2. Marj Mitchell – 26.39
  3. Steve Acciarito – 20.75
  4. Aimee Shilling – 17.12
  5. Joshua Holmes – 15.21

Hope Shull Team:  The best day of the race for the Hopes, and they deserved it. They’ve battled the entire race chugging-a-long up the mountain, but never giving up. They had five team members go over 20 miles today which was the reason for their big output.

They were led by Lori Robinson with 26.25 miles. Captain ‘Lou added 25.00 miles and her tag-team partner Kit Brazier nearly matched her with 24.92. Sub-18 hour 100-miler Cathy Downes finished the afternoon with 22.02 miles and Downtown Randy Broadway held the gas handle a millisecond too long and ended the day with 20.01 miles.

The team is just crossed the White River (which was not white) and is now in Biscoe, Arkansas. All eyes are on Memphis, Tennessee tomorrow.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 13 Miles: 205.43 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,723.58
Miles Back: -859.17

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 13)

  1. Lori Robinson – 26.25
  2. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  3. Kit Brazier – 24.92
  4. Cathy Downes – 22.02
  5. Randy Broadway – 20.01

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Alex Barrientos (69.03 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Sofie Romero (34.00 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Elva Matamoros (35.43 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Lori Robinson (26.25 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 69.03
  2. Thomas Fowler (SMT) – 50.01
  3. David Nichols (SMT) – 41.20
  4. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 35.43
  5. Sofie Romero (JPT) – 34.00
  6. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 32.95
  7. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 30.21
  8. Barry Reece (SMT) – 27.06
  9. Marj Mitchell (CTT) – 26.39
  10. Lori Robinson (HST) – 26.25
  11. Melissa Price (JPT) – 26.18

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 334.98
  2. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 278.68
  3. David Nichols (SMT) – 278.52
  4. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 272.44
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 272.33
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 269.65
  7. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 255.40
  8. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 252.80
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 236.68
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 225.62

Alex Barrientos, with his 69.06 miles for the Suzy Michelson Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. The biggest single-day mark in the race so far.

The Suzys: Truly a remarkable day. The performances from Alex, Thomas, David, along with their thoroughbred Chris Clemens going for 32.95 miles. Barry Reece chipped in 27.06 as well. They had 10 members contribute 13 miles or more…which is astonishing.

They are looking to hopefully wrap this up on Monday. The team is currently in Woodstock, Virginia which is close to Washington, DC.

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Joshua Holmes has completed 325 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 62 including races such as the Badwater 135 (9x), Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (4x). He is the founder of Run It Fast, the most driven club on the planet. His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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