Thomas And Katie

Thomas & Katie Whitehead

Thomas joined the Flyers two years ago.

“I like the process of running. You put in your best effort physically and mentally, and the results are rewarding.”

Katie cheered her brother on with the rest of the family, all the way to Nationals!  Then she joined herself. Katie enjoys running and trains in javelin.  She also found that Flyers training improved her performance in soccer.

“I told some of my soccer teammates, and now they are Flyers!”

Both agree the camaraderie of the team makes training fun, and the opportunity to try and excel in different events is unique to the Y.

Thomas is now a high school student in Cranford and volunteers as a Flyers coach.

“I like helping the kids improve.  The coaches and fellow athletes want everyone to succeed and have fun.”