Fairview’s Zack Ramay: Track Spotlight – Presented by Pete Eischen Chevrolet

 

Fairview senior Zack Ramay has competed in track since fifth grade after his interest was peaked during a couple different events.

“The first events that got me interested were the high jump and football throw,” he said.

Ramay says that he has competed in “whatever coach decides that day,” but his favorite event is the 400m. He considers his strong suit in all sports as his athleticism and his ability to jump. 

Ramay’s final season competing as a Yellowjacket has had its ups and downs, but he has tried to enjoy every minute of it, because at the end of the day he wishes he had more time with his team.

“This season has been all over the place on times and jumps, but most of all it has been too short,” he said.

One thing he has enjoyed about competing for his high school is getting to leave a lasting impression on the next generation of Fairview athletes.

“I enjoy being noticed by the younger kids as ‘that one fast guy’ and hope to set an impression on them,” said Ramay.

Ramay’s motivation to be the best he can be comes from a simple motto. 

“Why be mediocre at anything? Give your best and you might be surprised what comes out of it,” he said.

When it comes to a role model in his sport, Ramay looks no further than the best.

“I’ve always looked up to Usain Bolt, not because of speed or even the same events, but his passion for the sport to give all he has every day and the strive to get better,” said Ramay.

After high school Ramay plans on attending McPherson College in Kansas and getting a bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration.