Fuel 4 Ever is proud to announce the signing of its first student-athlete, 19-year-old runner Sterling Melancon of Nashville, Tennessee.
Fuel 4 Ever hopes to grow the wellness-driven Fueler community by engaging with rising athletes who are committed to fueling their bodies the healthy way and can benefit from safe, all natural supplements like FAST and SLEEP.
Sterling discovered Fuel 4 Ever after noticing @fuel4ever_ viewed his Instagram account @speedster_. “I loved that they were promoting a clean, healthy lifestyle,” he says.
Sterling sees himself traveling the world as an Olympic medalist in just a few short years. He concluded his high school career quite notably as Tennessee state’s high school 60-meter champion, so he’s on the right track! We caught up with him to learn more about what fuels this cool guy’s passion and drive.
Rising Star Stats
Name: Sterling Melancon
School: University of Tennessee
Year in Academics: Junior, Class of 2024
Sport: Track & Field; 60, 100 & 200 Meter Sprints
What’s your motto?
Chase after your dreams and open your own doors to success. Nobody will accomplish your goals or dreams for you.
What are your greatest ambitions as an athlete and student?
As a student-athlete, my ambitions are to make the USA Olympic team to Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028… my transition to the University of Tennessee gives me a platform to train and compete beside the best athletes in the world.
On the track and off, what fuels your aspirations?
On and off the track, my aspirations are fueled by knowing life is what you give it. So I try to be the best version of myself every day, knowing that years down the road, I will be able to thank myself because I worked my hardest to get to the places I hope to go.
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
… to be a great teammate and to be a vital part of the team to help score points for my team to win indoor and outdoor sec conference championships and NCAA nationals.
How do fitness or life challenges fuel your passion to work harder, run faster, and live longer?
… I am a firm believer that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. So any challenge that life throws at me, I know at the end of it, I will come out stronger.
Greatest accomplishment so far?
My greatest accomplishment so far is making it to the University of Tennessee for athletics… I was at Carson Newman University, which is a small Division 2 program with a student body of only 2,500. So being able to overcome my fear of being rejected, I was able to enter myself into the transfer portal and eventually land at the University of Tennessee.
Any tips for high school athletes?
Do not let your ego stop you from reaching out to college coaches. And no matter how hard any workout is, give your 100% because you only begin to grow, when the pain begins.
Favorite workout song: “Last Last” by Burna Boy
Favorite way to cross train: Any high-intensity, full body CrossFit circuit
Favorite time to drink FAST: Before, through and an hour after afternoon training sessions
Favorite post-run snack: Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Favorite post-run meal: Grilled chicken, gravy and rice