Hall of Fame induction: 1994
Victor was probably the first track man from Delaware to make an Olympic Team (1964). Zwolak pulled off a difficult double in the 1964 IC4A championships by winning the 3-mile in meet record time and returning 33 minutes later to win the 3000 meter steeplechase while running for Jumbo Elliott’s Villanova team. While competing for Villanova Vic won the IC4A Cross Country Championship in both 1963 and 1964.
Zwolak was the NCAA Cross Country Champion in 1963. Vic won four gold watches at the Penn Relays while winning the steeplechase, and running on the Championship of American four mile relay, distance medley relay and the two mile relay teams. At Salesianum Vic set a state schoolboy mile record that stood for many years thereafter.
Zwolak was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1976, and was Delaware’s co-athlete of the Year in 1963 and won the same honor alone in 1964.