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ATHLETE PROFILE : Melvin Caesar, Track and Field

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b2ap3_thumbnail_athlete-melvin-ceasar.jpgMelvin Ceasar didn't begin competing in Track and Field until middle school, but with his amazing feats, you would think he started as a very young child. The first year he attended track tryouts, he was in 6th grade. Set to run against one of the football players, the coach was pleasantly surprised by Melvin's speed and Melvin hasn't looked back since. He competed on the High School Varsity Team at the State Track Meet three years in a row and set two records in 1994, that he still holds to this day. 

In 2013, Melvin competed in the USPFC, setting a record in the Pentathlon, placing 1st in the High Jump and 2nd in Javelin. Returning again in 2014, he again set a record in the Pentathlon, finished 1st in the 200m run and Javelin, and taking 2nd place in the Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump and the Discus. 

This will be Melvin's first year to compete in the WPFG and is currently training for the 100m, 200m, 400m run, 110 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelina and Discus. 

Melvin works for the Sugar Land Police Department in Sugar Land, Texas and has been in law enforcement for 13 years. Recently assigned to the Bailiff position, he previously spent the majority of his career on patrol and enjoyed his time as a FTO.

Melvin learned the ethics of hard work at an early age, taking a job at the local cemetery in 4th grade. Working there until the summer of his freshman year in college, he gives credit to that experience and realizes it allowed him to learn the value of a dollar and gain motivation to always be a hard worker. 

It seems Melvin has always learned his lessons the hard way but now looks at every struggle as an opportunity to learn something new. When Melvin is not working or training, you can find him at the bowling alley, the movies or taking his daughters for ice cream. The TV, Xbox and PlayStation are very good options for burning free time.

Looking forward to the WPFG, Melvin is excited to meet other athletes and fellow fire and law enforcement personnel from other countries. 

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