Loyola Head Coach Kerri O'Day to Appear on <i>The Rob Long Show</i>

Sept. 13, 2007

BALTIMORE - Loyola College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kerri O'Day will appear on "The Rob Long Show" on 1570 SportsTalk WNST-AM on Thursday, September 13, 2007, to talk about the upcoming Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk.

O'Day will be a guest on Thursday's show between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m.

Geppi-Aikens' father, John `Pops' Geppi, will appear on the morning news segment of Fox 45 WBFF-TV on Wednesday, September 19, at 8:25 a.m.

The 5th-annual race and fun run/walk benefits the Aikens Children Trust Fund, honoring the legacy of former Loyola Head Coach Diane Geppi-Aikens who passed away in 2003.

Geppi-Aikens was Loyola's head coach from 1989-2003 and amssed a career record of 197-71, including 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and a No. 1 national ranking in 2003.

The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field on Loyola's campus. The event is coordinated by Charm City Run and features a challenging course through the beautiful Guilford neighborhood of Baltimore City. The event will be timed with AMD-IT Chip Timing through Charm City Run.

Awards will be presented at the end of the race to the top three male and female runners, as well as the top three in each age group. The top male and female Loyola lacrosse alumni, as well as the top current male and female Loyola students and staff members will receive prizes.

Like last year's race, the 2007 event features a Team Challenge component. The team with the most entrants will also win a prize. Teams must consist of at least 10 people and can be formed from any group of people (friends, family, college/high school teams, club teams, etc.).

Registration is available through the Charm City Run website, on the Loyola athletics website, in the Loyola College Athletics Ofifce on the third floor of the Andrew White Student Center, or on the Loyola campus. Interested participants can stop by a table set up on Tuesdays and Thursdays through race day, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., outside Boulder Café on the first floor of the Andrew White Student Center.