Old Dominion's most prolific hurdler, Lou Cappi earned NCAA All-American honors in 1966, and was the team MVP in both 1964 and 1966. During his career, Cappi lost only one dual high hurdle meet race. In 1966, he won the NCAA Regional high hurdle Championship and placed second in 1965.
Cappi placed fifth at the NCAA National Championships. Upon graduation, Cappi held Old Dominion and conference (Mason Dixon) hurdle records. He was co-holder of the school's 120-yard high hurdles (14.3), and was the co- holder of the state 70-yard high hurdles (8.7). He also owned the Little Eight Conference record in the 330 yard intermediat hurdles (40.1) in 1964 and the William and Mary Indoor 50 yard High Hurdles (6.5) as well as the 50 yard low hurdles (6.1) in 1966.
Cappi was the Mason Dixon Conference champion in the high hurdles in 1966 and the Little Eight Conference high hurdles champion in 1964 and 1965. He won the Colonial relays High Hurdle title in 1966.
A native of Norfolk, Cappi has been a program coordinator for the City of Beaumont, Texas Parks and Recreation. He graduated from Old Dominion with a degree in physical education.