Track & Field
Hi, my name is Jessica Tebo. I was born in Englewood, CO. My sport is running, and I have been competing in it since I was 1 year old.
My favorite workout is 10x500 meter repeats at 5k pace, with 45 second recovery. I am inspired by Doris Brown Heritage, my college coach and former 5-time world cross-country champion, and the loving support of my husband, family and friends keeps me motivated.
My favorite food is popcorn. I relax by reading Jane Austen, and love listening to anything on KEXP.
My pre-competition ritual is praying with my wonderful husband.
What's the secret to my success? The incredible people in my life, who continually give me unconditional love and support.
What Jessica says about InHealth
Inhealth saved my running career, and this is in no way an exaggeration. Before coming to InHealth, my running career was plagued by a series of devastating stress-fractures; I was spending way more time in the pool than I was on the track. Discouraged, I almost considered giving up the sport that I love. I am so thankful that InHealth stepped in and offered me the care that allowed my body to heal and my running career to get back on track (pun intended). This past summer I was able to compete in my first USATF Championship in six years, and I owe this to InHealth. Every person who works here is knowledgable and compassionate; this combination of qualities is not easy to find, but makes an incredible difference.
Jessica has been a proud member of the Seattle running community for a very long time. Her first race ever, occurred on the famous Greenlake dirt track while she was in elementary school. Later on (and a lot faster) she ran her first high school cross-country race for the Eastlake Wolves on a course that ended on the same-old dirt track.
After graduating from high school, she drove across the Freemont bridge to run for Seattle Pacific University. Her first practice happened on the (you guessed it) dirt track. Jessica spent four happy years of running for Seattle Pacific University under the guidance of Doris Brown Heritage and Erika Daligcon, but decided it was time for a new running adventure and drove out to Colorado for grad-school.
While running around as a Buffalo, she met Matt Tebo, a very fast runner, the most handsome man in the world, and her husband one year later. After graduation from CU, Jessica and Matt returned to Seattle to run professionally for Brooks Sports. They love being back in Seattle, where trails are soft and beautiful, and if you ever have any questions about running, you can find Jessica and Matt at the Greenlake dirt track.
“The joy of the Lord is your strength”Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
- 12x DII NCAA Champion in both cross-country and track
- DI NCAA All-American in the 5k
- 2012 PAC-12 5k Champion
- 5000: 15:18
- 1500m: 4:11
- 800m: 2:04