Servite motivated to break through, win its first CIF-SS track title – Orange County Register

For someone that has been around track and field as long as Servite coach Richard Gibbs has, it is not always easy to find a first.

The Friars have won their league title four times, including this season, taken CIF-SS individual titles, set numerous school records and earned two CIF-SS runner-up plaques during Gibbs’ 16 seasons at the helm.

With one big spot missing in its trophy case, Servite might finally get its first CIF-SS Division 3 team title in the CIF-SS Finals on Saturday at Cerritos College.

“We knew from the beginning, in January, if we did what we were capable of (we could win),” Gibbs said. “You stand around and look at them all, and know there’s an opportunity to just get the job done.”

With Gibbs nearing the end of his career – he quipped that his wife would want next year to be his last – it would be no surprise if the Friars had a little extra push to get this one done for their coach.

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