BALTIMORE, Md. - The Tigers joined with several other local college lacrosse teams on Saturday morning to participate in the seventh annual Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Race at Loyola University.
Led by senior midfielder Nikki Marcinik, the Tigers competeed as a group in the 5K race. Marcinik finished second in the Women's 20-29 age group with a time of 23:32 to lead the team.
"Diane Geppi-Aikens was such an important figure in the sport of women's lacrosse and we wanted to come out and support Loyola and her family," Marcinik said. "We are glad to do this every year.
"We make a competition out of everything on the team, so everyone wanted to post a good time and have fun," she added. "We had some good times and it was a lot of fun to do this with the team."
The race is held every year in honor of the Greyhounds' long-time coach, who passed away in 2003. She led the Greyhounds to a 197-71 record as head coach from 1989-2003 and helped Loyola to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and a number one national ranking in 2003.
Other local teams who participated in Saturday's race included the Greyhound men's and women's lacrosse teams, the Goucher College women's lacrosse team and the University of Maryland women's lacrosse team.
The event drew 614 runners, which is the second-largest attendance in the event's history. The annual event, which is held on the third Saturday in September, drew over 600 participants for the third consecutive year.