Three 4-person-relay teams comprising Creek Road Runners competed in Wilmington this morning in the Delaware Marathon. Out of the 160 teams competing, the two top CRR teams each placed in the top 20 and took top three honors in their respective divisions.
The Creek Road Runners team, a standard and competitive entrant for the past several years at this event, placed 11th overall, just two-tenths of a second out of the top 10, with a 3:09:27. This year’s team of CRR Keith Crispin (43:21), CRR Shannon Lennon-Edwards (48:15), CRR Dave Edwards (52:33), and CRR Bill Farquhar (45:18) placed third in their relay division.
The Run Profs Run (a.k.a. Creek Road Runners 2) team missed winning its division by a mere seven seconds, placing 17th overall in 3:26:11. The team took second place behind the efforts of three civil engineering professors—CRR Thomas Schumacher (46:13), CRR Tripp Shenton (51:09), and CRR Vic Kaliakin (56:36)—and marine policy prof and new CRR Jeremy Firestone (52:12), who was a last-minute bereavement sub.
The Tails of Two Christines (a.k.a. Creek Road Runners 3) featured two husband-wife duos and placed 31st overall in 3:42:52. CRR Christine Schultz and husband, CRR Dave Schultz, held their own with times of 54:59 (1st leg) and 54:23 (3rd leg), respectively, while the two newest Creek Road Runners—CRR Christine Cucciarre (1:01:19, 2nd leg) and husband, CRR Frank Cucciarre (52:10, 4th leg), played their part.