The USA Track & Field Youth Committee New Jersey has named two sisters, Melissa and Grace Endy, as recipients of the 2013 Junior Olympic Athletes of the Year for Race Walking. The sisters have also been named to the National Youth Honor Roll by USA Track & Field and are both are USATF All-Americans.
2013 was a big year for the two athletes, who race for the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club. Grace won the Gold Medal and was crowned National Champion at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, NC, as well as Regional Champion and NJ Sate Champion for the 9-10 Girls 1,500m Race Walk. Her sister Melissa won the Silver Medal at the National Championships, was NJ State Champion and also silver medalist at Regionals in Jamestown, NY for the 13-14 Girls 3,000m Race Walk. This is Melissa’s second consecutive year winning the Athlete of the Year award and being named to the USATF Youth honor roll and her third consecutive year as an All-American.
Melissa and Grace are proud members of the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club, a USATF certified club that serves over 600 athletes throughout the year. For more information you can contact the club at: www.yflyerstrackclub.com, or contact Greg Hatzisavvas at (908) 233-2700 x251.