Jessup signs dual athlete in Tibbitts

Temecula runner comes north
By: Brianna Campbell for The News Messenger/Placer Herald
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Jessup landed a dual athlete in Temecula native Matthew Tibbitts. The Great Oaks High School graduate joins the Warriors, continuing his career in cross-country and track and field.

From the start, Tibbitts’ coaches saw great potential.  He was named Freshman Star of the Future, followed by Most Improved his second season, capped by Team First Award and team captain in his upperclassmen years.

Beyond the track, Tibbitts was involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes at his school. He looks forward to attending a university that’s going to strengthen his faith and challenge him athletically.

“I like the atmosphere of a small, Christ-centered school,” Tibbitts stated. “Some goals are to learn how to defend my faith and broaden my knowledge of the Bible. Athletically, I want to help my team win a conference title and race at nationals.”

Tibbitts will be majoring in kinesiology in hopes to someday become a physical education teacher and coach cross-country and track.  

“One reason I chose to attend Jessup was the kinesiology major and great support services for students,” said Tibbitts. “Another important thing for me was the emphasis on healthy eating with farm-to-fork options.”

Tibbitts was attracted to the welcoming environment and team when he visited.  He wants to continue that legacy by being a reliable teammate and reach his utmost athletic potential.