Day 14: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – The Final Countdown

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ ended it’s second week on Sunday night. It’s been 14 amazing days of running from all four teams. Tomorrow our champion will reach New York City. The race won’t be over though, as the other three teams still have to get there.

Today belonged to The Charlie Taylor Team. They tallied 186.02 miles and really stood out from the competition today. It was their best all-around team performance as far as having a lot of balance from teammates. The Suzy Michelson Team and Jeffrey Price Team virtually tied with The Suzys taking 2nd place. Fourth place went to the Hope Shull Team with 130.47 miles, a solid day for them.

Day 14 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.85 miles (10.92 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 162.63 miles (10.84 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 186.02 miles (12.40 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 130.47 miles (8.70 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,746.60 miles (196.19/day, 94.5% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,298.92  miles (164.21 mi/day, 79.1% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,196.98 miles (156.93 mi/day, 75.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,854.05 miles (132.43 mi/day, 63.8% completed)

 

Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map
Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Suzy Michelson Team: After yesterday’s record setting day of 331.52 miles, today was going to be a bit of a relaxed, busy-work day for The Suzys, before they cross the finish in NYC, tomorrow. Today, they were a three-headed spear consisting of Barry Reece (28.09 mi), Chris Clemens (27.25), and Kimberly Atkins (26.20).

They were bolstered as well by Violeta Heisler (15.60) and Eryn Tyner (14.51).

The Suzys are currently in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This team has been dominant from the very start…the last time any of the other teams saw them.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 14 Miles: 163.85 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,746.60

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Barry Reece – 28.09
  2. Chris Clemens – 27.25
  3. Kimberly Atkins – 26.20
  4. Violeta Heisler – 15.60
  5. Eryn Tyner – 14.51

Jeffrey Price Team: All-in-all a great weekend for The Jeffs. This team has been consistently led every day by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb and Tom ‘Mr McFeely’ Orr. They delivered again today, Heather with 25.04 miles and Tom with 24.37. Both will go over the 300-mile mark tomorrow.

Donna Burns had her biggest day so far with 12.66 miles.

The Jeffs are very near to the Virginia border. They are in Blountville which is in the very northeastern corner of Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 14 Miles: 162.63 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,298.92
Miles Back: -447.68

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Heather McComb – 25.04
  2. Tom Orr – 24.37
  3. Melissa Price – 16.22
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.20
  5. Karla Kent – 14.20

Charlie Taylor Team: The (Seth) Crowe returneth on the 14th day with 28.41 miles to pull The Chucks to a first place finish for the day with 186.02 points. It is their second stage win of the event.

The team had it’s most consistent overall day with big miles from so many. Steve Acciarito, Jen Metcalf, and Tiffani Glass all added 20+ miles.

Robin Robbins had his biggest day of the race with 15.32 miles. A total of 8 Chucks had double-digits.

And they kept their perfect scorecard in place with all 15 runners contributing for the 14th consecutive day.

The Chucks are positioned just outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The team captain can’t wait to get moving.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 14 Miles: 186.02 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,196.98
Miles Back: -549.62

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Seth Crowe – 28.41
  2. Steve Acciarito – 21.11
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.05
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.00
  5. Joshua Holmes – 19.13

Hope Shull Team:  The Hopes had a really great weekend. On Sunday, they were led by Cathy Downes (20.50) and Randy Broadway (20.00).

Additional firepower was supplied by Houston Wolf (15.74) and Josh Tyner (14.50).

The Hopes are at the Pilot Gas Station in Yum Yum, Tennessee. That seems appropriate for this team, and their appetite for food and sleep.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 14 Miles: 130.57 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,854.05
Miles Back: -892.55

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 14)

  1. Cathy Downes – 20.50
  2. Randy Broadway – 20.00
  3. Houston Wolf – 15.74
  4. Marylou Corino – 15.00
  5. Josh Tyner – 14.50

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Barry Reece (28.09 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (25.04 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (28.41 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Cathy Downes (20.50 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 28.41
  2. Barry Reece (SMT) – 28.09
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 27.25
  4. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 26.20
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 25.04
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 24.37
  7. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 21.11
  8. Cathy Downes (HST) – 20.50
  9. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.05
  10. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 20.00
  11. Randy Broadway (HST) – 20.00

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 362.53
  2. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 300.53
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 297.37
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 294.02
  5. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 278.68
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 278.52
  7. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 267.80
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 258.45
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 247.48
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 240.68

Barry Reece is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He had 28.09 miles for the day and now has 300.53 miles for the race.

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