As part of our look at South Jersey boys’ track, sports writer Kevin Callahan will spend five minutes each week asking athletes similar questions.
KC: What does your first name mean?
ZW: It is an Arabic name. It means pure.
KC: What college will you attend and will you play a sport?
ZW: Looking to attend La Salle and looking to run track there.
KC: What grade school did you attend and what teacher had the biggest impact on you?
ZW: Lumberton Middle School and Bob Pedrick, he’s a cool guy.
KC: What is your favorite subject at Rancocas Valley and who is your favorite teacher?
ZW: English and my favorite teacher is Mrs. (Charlotte) Chait, she teaches senior English.
KC: What is your favorite food?
ZW: I would have to say hot wings.
KC: Who is your funniest teammate?
ZW: It would have to be Rahmel Swoop, he is just a funny guy; always making jokes.
KC: What is your favorite social media outlet?
ZW: I really don’t like social media, but I do use Snapchat.
KC: What is your favorite book?
ZW: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
KC: How has coach Jeff Dzuranin helped you in your career?
ZW: He taught me to be more competitive and have high expectations for myself, and to have fun.
KC:Did your parents, Ayanna and Richard, play sports in high school?
ZW: My dad played football and basketball (Notre Dame in Trenton) and my mom (Trenton High) was a cheerleader.
KC: How have your parents helped you the most in sports and in life?
ZW: My parents help me with my motivation. They keep pushing and keep me going. They expect the best from me.
KC: What music do you listen to?
ZW: I listen to all genres pretty much.
KC: Do you have a favorite movie?
ZW: Friday Night Lights.
KC: Did you play other sports?
ZW: Yes, football. I made all-county at cornerback and had eight interceptions.
KC: Who is your favorite neighbor?
ZW: My close friend Aaron Wagner.
KC: What are your personal and team goals this season?
ZW: To keep winning and perform to the best of my abilities.
Kevin Callahan; (856) 486-2424; email@example.com