Nine athletes from the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club competed in the AAU and USATF Track and Field National Championships. Eight were among the more than 8500 athletes that competed at the USATF National Junior Olympics July 21st – 27th in Humble, Texas and one competed in the AAU National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Six Flyers athletes finished in the top 10 and three brought home All-American honors.
Flyers that finished in the top 10 are:
USATF: Humble, Texas
3000m Race Walk Girls’ Ages 13-14 Division: Melissa Endy – Silver Medalist, All-American
1500m Race Walk Girls’ Ages 11-12 Division: Grace Endy – Six Place, All-American
1500m Race Walk Boys’ Ages 11-12 Division: Paul Koizumi – Eighth Place, All-American
1500m Race Walk Girls’ Ages 11-12 Division: Lauren Henkel – Ninth Place
1500m Race Walk Boys’ Ages 11-12 Division: Matthew Ackerman – Ninth Place
AAU: Des Moines, Iowa
Javelin Girls Age 13 Division: Nicole Massa – Fourth Place
In addition, Madeline Walters placed 14th in 11-12 girls mini-javelin. Eamon Mason & Andrew Vilarin finished in the top 35 in the 8 & under boys 1500m race.
The Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club is a USATF certified club that serves over 700 athletes throughout the year. For inquiries about the Flyers programs, call Greg Hatzisavvas at (908) 233-2700 or visit the Flyers website at YFlyersTrackClub.com.