On Saturday, July 14, Meridian sponsored a team of ten runners for the PSE&G Teterboro 5K, an annual race in its 21st year, organized by the United Way of Bergen County. This year, the race has attracted over 500 runners from around the Tri-State Area and over 1,000 spectators, vendors, and volunteers to the airport. Funds raised by the event this year will go to help build safe and affordable homes for homeless veterans in New Jersey.
The TEB 5K is a certified and sanctioned USA Track & Field Association race that features a flat, straight running surface along a segment of Teterboro’s 1-19 runway, giving runners the best chance to improve their fastest times on its foot-friendly tarmac. This, along with the opportunity to race while overlooking the New York City skyline, makes this one of New Jersey’s best 5K events.
Below are the results from Team Meridian:
|Karl Granchalek||23:39.10||94th Overall|
|Arjol Duka||24:46.17||138th Overall|
|Pat Garzon||28:20.05||228th Overall|
|George Remache||31:00.05||323rd Overall|
|Rachel Pennington||31:53.42||338th Overall|
|Kanhai Nelson||32:42.92||350th Overall|
|Edvina Floed||35:34.25||396th Overall|
|Jorge Cornejo||38:38.51||436th Overall|
|Kvaughn Wedderburn||40:54.54||460th Overall|
As a whole, the Meridian team finished fourth with a time of 1:16:45.2, just missing the podium by 90 seconds. We feel confident that Meridian will be a contender for the gold in 2019!