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RACE PREVIEWS

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Alpha Xi Delta rider Ellen Potocsnak and Teter rider Lauren Britt talk before Heat 5 begins at Miss N Out on March 31, 2018 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Teter will start the 2019 women’s Little 500 race in second position.

SKI, Teter, Delta Gamma top qualifiers By D.J. Fezler djfezler@iu.edu | @DJFezler

With the conclusion of the Spring Series, there’s now less than one week until the 32nd running of the women’s Little 500. Thirty-two teams will compete for first place at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday. Kappa Alpha Theta brought home its eighth team victory last year, the most in women’s race history. After winning four of the last five, Kappa Alpha Theta is looking to be the first women’s team to ever win three in a row. However, there’s tough competition awaiting them in the upcoming race. SKI will enter Friday’s with the pole position after finish-

ing quals in first place with a time of 2:39.21, followed by Teter and Delta Gamma. Kappa Alpha Theta slots in at the 11th spot to begin the race. “I think the biggest advantage to winning quals is you get to pick your pit,” SKI senior Emily Carrico said. “That was something we were really happy about. SKI will be closely followed by Teter and Delta Gamma at the start of the race, but they’ll use their positioning to keep themselves safe from crashes. The field saw two crashes within the first 15 laps in 2018. Teams are required to have a minimum of five exchanges throughout the duration of the race. Selecting a pit in the front of the rest of the field and

near an experienced team like Delta Gamma allows them to lose little time after exchanges. “The nice thing about having the end pit that we have is that you don’t have someone on your other side that you have to worry about,” Carrico said. “We’re next to DG and they always have great, really consistent exchanges.” Delta Gamma is one of the top teams in the field. It finished third in Qualifications this year, but ended the Spring Series with three of the top-six ITT times and a first-place finish in Team Pursuit. “It’s mostly just about being the best you can be on that day,” Delta Gamma senior Hanna Coppens said. “Hopefully that means getting a lot

of sleep and then making sure that you’ve prepared well up to that point.” Delta Gamma is returning every member from a squad that placed second last year, including three seniors. In 2018, it lost 22 seconds in a crash, but made its way back to finish less than a second behind Kappa Alpha Theta. Being in the Midwest can result in fairly unpredictable weather conditions. Last year, snow covered the field during Qualifications and rain cut this year’s Miss N Out to only one round, but a clear day for racing is in the forecast for this year’s Little 500. The forecast for Friday’s race is a mostly sunny day without rain. Riders won’t

have to struggle with undesirable track conditions, but may have to combat the wind that is expected to accompany the clear skies. All the hours, the training and the coordination will culminate when the teams takes the track this week. For seniors like Carrico and Coppens, this is the final time their feet will touch the cinders as a rider. All they can hope for is to go out with a victory. “As a graduating senior, that’s the best gift you can possibly give to your team,” Carrico said. “We’ve really tried to instill a lot of good values in our younger riders. Just being able to leave them with that gift of all of your hard work paying off. That, of course, is our hope.”

Recent race winners Kappa Alpha Theta — 2018 Kappa Alpha Theta — 2017 Phoenix — 2016 Kappa Alpha Theta — 2015 Kappa Alpha Theta — 2014 Delta Gamma — 2013 Delta Gamma — 2012 Teter — 2011 Teter — 2010 SOURCE: IU Foundation

Cutters riders pose with their race time March 23 at Little 500 Qualifications at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The Cutters had the fastest time to qualify for the men’s Little 500 race that takes place on April 13.

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Cutters looks for second straight victory By Phillip Steinmetz psteinme@iu.edu | @PhillipHoosier

The past few months, 33 teams have put countless hours training on rollers and at the track all for the same goal. It’s all been leading up to this one April afternoon. The 69th running of the men’s Little 500 will be this Saturday at 2 p.m. There were only 33 men’s teams that registered for the race this year, which meant that every team qualified no matter what happened during Qualifications. Miss N Out was canceled after the first round due to rain. The three winners from the Spring Series all came from different teams. They were the same three teams that finished in the top-3 of the Little 500 the past two years. Cutters dominated Quali-

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fications, Xavier Martinez of Black Key Bull’s had the best Individual Time Trial and Gray Goat won convincingly in Team Pursuit. Cutters will be wearing the yellow jerseys once again after edging out Gray Goat last year to win its 13th championship, the most in Little 500 history. The win also broke a six-year drought. Despite returning three riders from last year, Cutters doesn’t feel any pressure to repeat. “We’re coming into this as a competitor, not as someone who’s already won something,” Cutters junior William Huibregtse said. “I don’t think we’re going to have an issue with nerves or anxiety about the race because of expectations from last year.” In Qualifications, Cutters beat out Phi Kappa Psi by over

six seconds to claim pole position. It’s the second year in a row that Cutters had the best qualifications time. In Individual Time Trials, Cutters senior Noble Guyon came in second place to Martinez by less than one second. Team Pursuit was the only event that Cutters didn’t see success in after a rider slipped on one of the turns. “I think something that teams often deal with going into a Little 500 after winning, they kind of just expect to be good without changing anything,” Huibregtse said. “We definitely took this year with the mindset that we still have everything to prove.” NEH Cycling is a new team in the field this year. Despite that, it has more experience than most others. After pledging to Alpha

Epsilon Pi last year, Griffin Tichenor and Reid Geiger decided to leave the fraternity and its Little 500 team to form their own independent team. Nick’s English Hut agreed to sponsor the team which resulted in the founding of NEH Cycling. It features three riders who have raced in the Little 500 before. The fourth rider is rookie Fergus Arthur, who placed eighth in ITTs.  “The expectation is to be in the hunt,” Tichenor said. “If it’s our day then hopefully we can come out with the win. Ultimately, nothing is guaranteed in Little 500. It’s a lot of luck. A lot of factors go into the win. We’re really just trying to do our best and we think on a good day, we can get the win.” Luck hasn’t been on the side of Gray Goat the past two years. It has finished as the

runner up to Cutters in 2018 and to Black Key Bulls in 2017. With all three of those teams returning multiple key riders, it’s not difficult to imagine those three teams finishing in the top three for the third straight year. No matter the favorites, everyone has the same odds when the race begins. All 33 teams will push until the end for that opportunity to hold the Borg-Warner Trophy. “Race day, anything can happen,” Gray Goat sophomore Jack Dunsford said. “Everything kind of goes out the window for that day. It’s just all about what you can do for that day.”

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Recent race winners Cutters — 2018 Black Key Bulls — 2017 Delta Tau Delta — 2016 Sigma Phi Epsilon — 2015 Black Key Bulls — 2014 Beta Theta Pi — 2013 Delta Tau Delta — 2012 Cutters — 2011 Cutters — 2010 Cutters — 2009 SOURCE: IU Foundation

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MEET THE WOMEN OF LITTLE 500 1. Ski Emily Carrico Nicole LaRue

2. Teter Lauren Britt Erika Wilson

Ivy Moore Kaethe Schroeder

4. Cru Cycling Emma McCordwell Carlie Etter

Jess Hamilton Karlyn Garrison

Kylee Henderson Hannah Costlow

Alex Waples Tess Nihil

Claire Choinacky Alexa ODonnell

Laura Anne Watanabe Erika Arakawa

Anna Colosi Emily Heldman

16. Delta Sigma Pi Joelle Gross Presley Batchelor

Mary Jane Schulz Tanya Camargo

Caitlin Kamplain Gloria Xue

Haley Grove Ciara Lynch

Dana Walker Kenna Worcester

Elissa Hermanson Hope Vigren

25. Sigma Kappa Jackie Rizzi Deniella Pierini

Emma Risley Taylor Dempewolf

Lauren Goldman Sarah McAlister

Jorie Pollard Rachel Slepian

31. Alpha Epsilon Phi Julia Gaffen Brittany Goldenberg

Esma Taylor Anna Young

Jensen Brumbaugh Jessica Bozell

Kate Zigenfus Arianna MIchaeli

15. Phi Gamma Nu Kylee Freckleton Serena Pass

Victoria Evans Emily Mailman

Madi White Claire Craig

18. RideOn

Hannah Milbourn Alyson Stover

Mary Vanco

Celine Oberholzer

21. Independant Council

Zoe Vriesman Kaite Rosner

Marie Wirsing Hayley Kwasniewski

Madelynne Sigg Elle Eichorst

24. Kappa Kappa Gamma Natalie Peele Camryn Silverton

Amy Hausfield Alllison Sams

Isabella Oganovich

27. Delta Phi Epsilon

Brittany McKinney Chloe Bartley

Allison Hildebrand Amanda Anderson

29. Sigma Delta Tau

Hannah Gorman

Rylee Ollearis Kaitlyn Paris

12. Zeta Tau Alpha

26. IU Nursing

28. Camp Kesem Grace Landry Mary Landry

Miller Fahey Jackie Mooney

Abby Park Elly Rutkowski

23. Gamma Phi Beta

Eleanor Conn Grace Horan

Riley Peppler Zoe Zollman

9. Alpha Chi Omega

20. Alpha Sigma Alpha

22. Godspeed Ann Marie Matheny Alexandra Nusawardhana

Annabelle Cloutier Kaitlin Wagner

17. Theta Phi Alpha

19. Alpha Kappa Psi Ani Chalian Emmanuelle Pappas

Megan Phillips London Osmun

14. Phi Mu

Jennifer Cech Ella Liu

Laurie Bignal Katherine Free

6. CSF Cycling

11. Kappa Alpha Theta

13. Alpha Omicron Pi Alexis McDonald Maggie Cronk

Hanna Coppens Audrey Morlan

8. Alpha Delta Phi

Alyssa Todd Claire Hilgemann

10. Kappa Delta Lexi Linbach Emily Greggs

Becca Gronceski Corrine Miller

5. Alpha Xi Delta

7. Alpha Gamma Delta Erin Adair Katie Crawford

3. Delta Gamma

Emma Shelton Meg Hardesty

30. Pi Beta Phi

Rebekah Poscover Ilyse Lipman

Marielle Dagassan Lauryn Blank

Ally Weissman Anissa Patel

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Erin Nelson

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Spring Series events prepare riders for race By Jared Kelly jaakelly@iu.edu

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Delta Gamma bike team members stand March 22 in front of their house. Delta Gamma has intensified its training this year to prepare for the 2019 Little 500 race.

Delta Gamma riders have one more shot to leave a legacy By D.J. Fezler djfezler@iu.edu | @DJFezler

Last year’s Little 500 was headlined by the performance of Rachel Brown after she lifted Kappa Alpha Theta to its second straight victory in the women’s race. Less than a second behind her was Delta Gamma’s then-junior Hanna Coppens. Despite coming so close to a triumphant win, Delta Gamma rejoiced in its success instead of dwelling on what could have been.  Delta Gamma will return the same four riders as last year, each of them taking the track at Bill Armstrong stadium for the last time. Win or lose, they have influenced a prideful culture while leaving behind a legacy of accolades.  “We’ve gotten so much more out of this than just a bike race,” Coppens said. “We’ve been so fortunate to have such great relationships formed and such great mentors and alumni that support us. It’s not even just for us if we win the race, it’s for all of the friendship and all of the support we’ve gotten from them as well.” Over the past three years, Delta Gamma has been a dominant force in the Spring Series. Qualifications is where the team has made its mark, placing first in back-toback seasons before falling to third in 2019.  The team of Coppens, Laurie Bignal, Kristen Bignal and Sarah Rivich set the women’s qualifications record in 2017 with a time of 2:33.308. They would go on to take third in the Little 500 that year.  “I was the last person on the bike, and I remember looking up at the scoreboard and freaking out,” Coppens said. “I was hyperventilating as it was because it was kind of a lot to be done and then I looked up at the scoreboard and I was like, ‘No way we went that fast.’” Laurie Bignal said it was probably one of her fondest memories as a member of Delta Gamma’s bike team. She celebrated the victory with her teammates and her sister on the day of her birthday, March 25. The following year, Delta Gamma rode in Qualifications with just three riders on a cold, windy day that slowed performances by up to 20 seconds. Snow and slush covered the infield and the track, Delta Gamme they came away with pole positioning yet again.  “We were really concerned,” senior Audrey Morlan said. “When the weather is bad for us, it’s bad for everyone. There’s not much you can do about it. We were like let’s get this done and not have to come back here or wait around to go a second time.”  With just one attempt, three riders and a time that was 18 seconds slower than the year before, there was certainly doubt that the team would win Qualifications in consecutive years. 

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Rachel Brown kisses the first place trophy after Kappa Alpha Theta won the 2018 women’s Little 500.

In the preceding weeks leading up to the largest collegiate bike race in the nation, a collection of four events take place that showcase the upcoming talent in each year’s race field. The events include Qualifications, which determines the starting position for each team during Little 500; Individual Trial Times and Miss N Out; which both crowns the best individual rider, and culminates in Team Pursuit, which pits two teams head-to-head with the faster time moving on to the subsequent rounds. Beginning with Qualifications on March 23, the 33-team men’s field played out largely as expected. Last year’s Little 500 winner, Cutters, showed it’s still a top contender by posting a time of 2:23.30, six seconds faster than any other team, and earning the pole position for the second consecutive year. Rounding out the men’s top-five placings were Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Theta, Forest and Black Key Bulls. On the women’s side, Delta Gamma paced the field for much of the day after crossing the finish line with a time of 2:45.71. However, as the day went on,both SKI and Teter eventually overtook Delta Gamma with times of 2:39.21 and 2:42.90 respectively, with the pole position going to SKI. Finishing in third, fourth and fifth places were Delta Gamma, CRU and Alpha Xi Delta. On March 27, all 342 riders reconvened at Bill Armstrong Stadium for ITTs. The men’s 58th heat was the most competitive all day as the eventual winner, Xavier Martinez, a member of Black Key Bulls, and Noble Guyon, a mem-

ber of Cutters, jockeyed for first place. Martinez edged out Guyon to win the heat. For the women, Teter’s Lauren Britt claimed first place of the field with a time of 2:36.90 in Heat 61. The pole winner for the Little 500 race, SKI, had six riders finish in the top 30 at ITTs. The ITTs were supposed to act as placement positions for the Miss N Out event on March 30. However, only the first round of Miss N Out was completed before the IU Student Foundation officially cancelled the rest of the event, citing heavy rainfall and unsafe racing conditions. Rounding out the Spring Series was the Team Pursuit event. With comfortable 60-degree temperatures and partly cloudy skies, both the men and women were able to put up record times. No women’s team had clocked in under eight minutes in the Team Pursuit since Teter in 2011. At the 2019 event, Delta Gamma, which will start in third position for the Little 500, took home the victory,edging out SKI by about 10 seconds with a time of 7:59.92, and capping off a dominant day for the team. Undertaking a similar storyline, the men’s field was in search of its first sub-nine minute heat since Black Key Bulls achieved the feat in 2015. Both Gray Goat and Black Key Bulls had an opportunity to top that as the two teams faced off in the championship heat. It would be Gray Goat, slated to start in fifth position for the Little 500, that would post a time of 8:59.83 and clinch the men’s Team Pursuit crown. Up next is the Little 500 race itself, and if the 2019 Spring Series was any indication, it’ll be as competitive of a race as it’s been in years.

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Kristen Bignal of Delta Gamma races at Little 500 Miss N Out in 2017 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Bignal finished first overall.

Delta Gamma edged out Kappa Alpha Theta by six seconds despite the unfavorable conditions, but it would be unable to beat them in the 2018 Little 500. Delta Gamma crashed and lost upwards of 22 seconds at the beginning of the race junior Katherine Free said. The team fought back throughout the race to allow Coppens a chance at victory among the final pack of 11 riders, but fell just short. Morlan said she came off the bike knowing she did everything she could to put Delta Gamma in a lead position. “I think we are all really proud of getting second place,” Free said. “Because when it comes down to it, we put all we could into that last sprint. We wanted to be there and we were. I don’t think getting second place is ever disappointing.” The Delta Gamma riders kept their head’s high and held back the slightest bit of dissatisfaction. They transitioned into the summer with a competitive attitude. Every member of the team would be returning for 2019. Sophomore Kensington Knowling said that before returning to Bloomington in the fall, the summer is where you can do anything – not just biking – to stay in shape. Coppens and Morlan went on group rides in the Indianapolis area, while Laurie Bignal was in Seattle with almost no access to her bike.  “We’ve always had the idea that the summer is for you to do what you love,”

Morlan said. “If you love swimming or if you love running, you can do that to stay in shape.” When fall comes to Bloomington, cycling teams begin their coordination. Morlan said in the past, Delta Gamma hasn’t trained as hard or as structured when classes start again. This year, they came back with the mentality to get things going. The team usually rode four to five times a week for about two hours, and they never rode alone. Early in the year, the riders were trying to ease themselves back into the racing process by navigating longer routes on campus and enjoying the time outdoors. Delta Gamma started its weight training earlier than past years, adding another hour to its workouts. The team’s work ethic and determination to push themselves harder than past years showed in the spring series of 2019. After placing third at quals, Delta Gamma represented three of the top six times in the women’s Individual Time Trials. Coppens placed second, Morlan fourth and Bignal sixth. The three seniors will look to use their race training and experience to take first place in their last competitive ride.  “I think we’re at an advantage a little bit just because we’ve all done this together before,” Bignal said. “With us four riding together in quals and last year in the race, we’ve been practicing together for over a year.” 

On the day of the race, Delta Gamma traditionally meets with alumni who home travelled to town to see the race. The four riders will meet the alumni at their hotel before having breakfast. From there, they congregate at their family tailgate to spent time with loved ones and relieve their nerves before the heading to the track and warming up.  This year, Bignal will be starting the race for Delta Gamma. The team has a plan, and she wants to get out ahead of the pack.  “I would like to have a fast beginning to the race,” Bignal said before quals. “So, if we have the pole position then I’ll be setting the pace pretty fast. If we don’t then I’ll hopefully make my way toward the front and be a part of that lead pack pretty quickly.” Every year, the most experienced teams are the ones in contention. Delta Gamma brings that to the table, alongside a group of quick riders who are getting a second opportunity to win together.  Delta Gamma hasn’t won since 2013 and once again, it will have to outrace Kappa Alpha Theta, winners in four of the last five races. Only this time, Brown isn’t around to contend for the final sprint. “That’s the goal,” Morlan said. “I think we’ve all put so much into this and gotten so much out of it that even if we get first or 32nd, as long as we do everything we can, I’ll be happy with it.”

Patrick Coulter is a junior majoring in biology. He is from South Bend, Indi- Patrick ana, and has Coulter been biking since his freshman year, joining the team his first week on campus. Racing every year in both qualifications and the Little 500 race, he has placed in every competition he has been in. His freshman year, Cutters placed third at both quals and the race. His sophomore year, he won both quals and the race. After a first place finish at Qualifications on March 23, Coulter and Cutters will lead the pack in this year’s race in search of a second consecutive Little 500 victory. * * * Bryce Espiritu is a junior majoring in economic consulting and business analytics. He is from Indianapolis and like many riders in the field, ran cross country in high school before trading his running shoes for a bike when he came to IU. Phi Gamma Nu, a business fraternity, has been represented in the past two women’s races, but this will be the first time it has a team in the men’s field. Espiritu and teammate Mark Rich, placed in the top 100 of Individual Time Trials after qualifying at 23rd overall and having two riders. Phi Gamma Nu looks to have a team in both races for

years to come. * * * Marielle Dagassan is a sophomore majoring in economic consulting and business analytics. She is from Delray Beach, Florida, and is the only rider on Pi Beta Phi with prior biking experience. This was the sorority’s first attempt to qualify for the Little 500 since 2015. Pi Beta Phi won the women’s race in 2009 and placed second in 2011, but this year’s team is entirely comprised of rookie riders. With Dagassan having competed in timed trials and triathlons growing up, her teammates have leaned on her as both a captain and a rider with biking experience outside the Little 500. Pi Beta Phi qualified at 30th overall for this year’s race and is focused on retaining the sorority’s bike team for the future. * * * L a u r a Wantanabe is a senior majoring in finance and accounting. She is from Laura C o l u m b u s, Wantanabe Indiana, and started cycling in the fall of her sophomore year. Theta has won the women’s race the past two years. Since she did not race her freshman year, when her team placed fourth, she has placed first in every Little 500 race she has competed in. Theta placed 11th in this year’s qualifications but is still primed to be a contender in the 2019 Little 500.


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‘No experience necessary’ Business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi will compete in its first Little 500 By D.J. Fezler djfezler@iu.edu | @DJFezler

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efore arriving in Bloomington, some students fail to recognize that the influence cycling has to IU’s community and culture. At least until being amidst a sold-out Bill Armstrong Stadium for two races on an April weekend. The annual Little 500 offers an opportunity for students with may have never ridden in a race before to participate in collegiate athletics. When the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and its members take to the track.  The business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi had no experience in the race, just a thought that it would be a fun and exciting challenge.  Junior Ani Chalian attended the 2018 Little 500 to support two AKPsi fraternity brothers racing for the Christian Student Fellowship team. Accompanying Chalian was thenfreshman Kenna Worchester, who was initiated into AKPsi that same spring.  A freshman member of AKPsi asked why their fraternity wasn’t contesting for the for 33-team field. Chalian had no answer, but by the end of the race, both she and Worchester no longer wanted to sit and watch from the stands.  “It was such an incredible energy that I hadn’t experienced anywhere else, that so many students were rallying around biking and this sport that I never even heard of before,” Worchester said. “Just watching everyone race, I just had to be a part of that.” Hypothetical aspirations became legitimate discussions when the two began texting former high school athletes within the fraternity. In only a few weeks, sophomores Dana Walker and Emma Pappas committed to joining their friends in preparation for the 2019 Little 500.  “We were never worried that we weren’t going to have enough people to enter the race,” Chalian said. “I think it’s something so special at IU and so exciting that once people say they would do it, you kind of get sucked in.” Now with four riders and almost

no cumulative biking experience, their focus transitioned to building a foundation for their new team. In true business fashion, they started an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to record the logistics of their summer training. Walker said the summer was about making sure the team was familiar with their bikes and gaining comfortability with base miles. 

“We were never worried that we weren’t going to have enough people to enter the race.” Ani Chalian, junior

Using a fitness app called Strava, the team logged every ride, tracking distance and miles per hour among other data. All four members live in different cities over the summer, which made Strava essential for communication as well. With it, they could view and share each other’s outings and leave encouraging notes as they strived to hit weekly goals.  “We never rode together over the summer, but to hold each other accountable we had what we called our trainer tracker,” Walker said. “It was an Excel sheet that was kind of like a thermometer where we would put in our miles for the day and then it would fill up. We would reset it every week and reassess as we went.”  Their goals progressively became more difficult as they became acclimated to cycling in the summer heat. The final challenge for AKPsi involved each rider cycling 200 miles in two weeks before returning to Bloomington for the fall semester.  Earlier this school year Walker met Riders Council member Hayley Kwasniewski while looking for bicycle clips at the Revolution Bike and Bean on 10th Street. With insight on prepa-

ration and events leading up to the Little 500, she became a mentor to the team. With Kwasniewski’s help, AKPsi registered for early-fulfillment requirements in the fall and competed against a mixture of rookies and veterans. On Oct. 9, Chalian placed first in Miss N Out while Walker took third in the Rookie Scratch race.  After training individually in the summer, AKPsi finally experienced its first team events in Bloomington in the fall. “I’ve always loved good competition,” Pappas said. “Training is stressful, but when you actually get out there and compete, that’s when I started getting excited for Little 5.” Pappas missed the Tuesday Night Race Series on Oct. 9 due to academic conflicts. With her schedule constantly looming over her, she feared the possibility of falling short of the mandatory requirements for the race.   The lone member still ineligible for the race returned to practice during Rookie Week which began February 11. During Pappas’ second attempt to complete prerequisites, she wasn’t alone. Every member of AKPsi practiced during the spring semester in support of Pappas and for their own improvement. 

“Everyone wants everyone else to succeed.” Dana Walker, sophomore

“Knowing that we didn’t have any veterans on the team and that we were all still learning, we thought we could learn a lot from everybody else at the track,” Walker said. The 17 hours of time at the track was cut to 15.5 due to unsafe weather conditions, allowing the last member – still void of eligibility – to complete her rookie requirements.   Through Rookie Week, the team witnessed every aspect of the biking

community at IU. On rides around campus, other teams made simple efforts to wave or share smiles while training. “In the end, you are all competing to win, but you’re all competing together,” Walker said. “Everyone wants everyone else to succeed.”  With eligibility to contend for a spot in the 2019 Little 500, AKPsi set its first-year goals at a high level. First, they wanted to qualify for the race then finish among the top two-thirds of the qualifying teams.  Because of the members’ training over the past year, they believe their goals are attainable. They want to establish themselves and get AKPsi excited for the Little 500, even after the original team graduates. If they fail to reach their goal, Walker said she won’t be disappointed, as long as they’ll still have a team next year.  In the final stretch of spring practices, Worchester said biking is mental. It’s a difficult sport for beginners and it takes a lot of practice. Even now she has nightmares about mistakes on the track. Her mind conjures the thought of drafting too close to another bike, causing a crash and falling to the pavement before jolting awake.  On March 23, AKPsi took the track as one of only 32 women’s teams competing at quals. They faulted their first attempt, but came back to log a time of 3:02.77 to place 19th  on the day. Even with the smaller field, the team accomplished its first goal of the season. All that’s left is the race itself.  Even with the rookie nerves that linger within the members of AKPsi, they believe they’ve come a long way since last year when they fantasized racing themselves. After struggling to ride 10 miles at a time, then placing among the top-20 teams while qualifying, their fantasy became a reality.  “It’s incredible,” Worchester said. “Just from the ideation to now actually executing it, I don’t even recognize the people we were at the beginning. We’ve grown so much as people and as riders.”

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MEET THE MEN OF LITTLE 500 1. Cutters Noble Guyon Patrick Coulter

William Huibregtse Victor Grossling

2. Phi Kappa Psi Albert La Valle Jack Warner

Andrew La Valle Eric Mercker

4. Forest Cycling

5. Black Key Bulls

Hank Duncan Charlie Moffitt

Xavier Martinez Jay Rosati

Patrick McKay Ramon Duarte

7. Theta Chi Matthew Winkeljohn Connor Minnick

Jacob Weiskirch Akhil Patel

10. Sigma Chi Dominic Fiore Blake Holsclaw

Ryan Gerteisen Sam Beck

13. Phi Gamma Delta Matt Cooper Nick Olsen

Andrew Ross Ian Hussey

16. Delta Sigma Pi David Jackson Nirvan Khaksarfard

Ben Devenezia Alejandro Miller

19. Phi Kappa Tau Patrick Lipka Andrew Getting

Westin Biermann

22. Alpha Sigma Phi Niko Iacono Erich Corcoran

Michael Altman Jack Callahan

25. Delta Epsilon Noah Haxton Alex Nunn

Nick Butler Andrew Gauger

28. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Will Evens Rob Krahulik

Josh Smith Ryan Kitchel

31. Pi Kappa Alpha Blake Jackson Dylan Harris

Zen Zupin Nathan Collier

Robert Strobel Zach Mears

8. Godspeed David Emilian Kevin Blakenberger

Gino Regoli Griffin Halloran

Reid Geiger Griffin Tichenor

14. Jetblach Matt McGorrey Danny Kurzendoersfer

David Gordon Robert Oehler

Parker Allen

20. CSF Cycling Will Hobart Aaron Finley

Thomas McCarthy Daniel Vargas

23. Phi Gamma Nu Ben Pijanowski Mark Rich

Bryce Espiritu Sebastian Kofoed

26. Beta Sigma Psi Mate Hapf-Nelson Trent Line

Johnny Hodson Anoop Chinthala

29. Evans Scholars Ethan Aberg Jeff Kitzerow

Filip Niewinski Colin Mullen

32. Delta Chi Nick Faletti Kurtis Greer

Austin Curtis Chase Whitter

6. Sigma Phi Epsilon Ben Harris Jake Luker

Tom Settle Rhys Ivory-Ganja

Jonathan Jaggard Blake Castetter

Colten Renier Sam Bradley

12. Bears Caleb Langley Josh Richards

Andrew Goodrum Jacob Boberg

15. Acacia

17. Alpha Kappa Lambda Collin Hoskins Matthew Redmond

Jeff Beaumont Nick Price

9. Gafombi

11. NEH Cycling Fergus Arthur Zach Horowitz

3. Phi Delta Theta

William Kerr Casey Daleiden Josh Sensibaugh Jake Haussman

18. Chi Alpha Chasen Madsen Branden Bailey

Jayden Dover Jared Hunt

21. 3PH Cycling Ahaan Singhal Craig Athaide

Ben Thompson Jared Imlay

24. Gray Goat Logan Tisdale Jack Dunsford

Jacob Hansen Billy Chien

27. Phi Kappa Sigma Maxwell Rosen Matthew Lane

Johnathan Brannigan

30. Pi Lambda Phi Micah Weigel Brady Hoffman

Roman Lipinski Adam Kelty

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RACE HISTORY

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A group of racers in the 1983 Little 500.

Take a look at the history behind the Little 500 race By Julia Briano news@idsnews.com | @idsnews

In 1950, the president of the IU Foundation, Howard S. “Howdy” Wilcox, saw a need to raise awareness for the IU Student Foundation, raise scholarship funds for students working while in school and bring the University closer together. That same year, according to the City of Bloomington website, Wilcox saw students having their own bicycle race on campus in what is now Cook Hall, sparking the idea to create the Little 500 race. Since Wilcox’s father, Howard Wilcox Sr., had won the Indianapolis 500 in 1919, he was very familiar

with the idea of racing and designed the Little 500 race to be a replica of the famous car race. The following year in 1951, after the IU Student Foundation spread the idea around campus, 37 teams signed up to attempt to qualify for the first Little 500 race. After Qualifications, the 33 teams with the best qualifications times took the track on race day, kicking off what would become one of the longest running IU traditions. The Little 500 was originally created for only men to race, until the winter of 1986 when women pushed for a Little 500 race of their

own. Previously, women who were interested in cycling could only compete in the Mini 500, a tricycle race, which started in 1955, in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall where riders competed on custom-made trikes. But the event did not compare to the actual race in their eyes. The legacy of the women’s Little 500 race is now built upon four friends of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Lee Ann Guzek Terhune, Martha Hinkamp Gillum, Darcy Fieck and Kathy Cleary Kallne, who all had a shared interest in cycling. In 1987, this group of four women attempted to qualify for the men’s Little 500 race. When it was the

women’s time to carry out its attempt, they dropped the bike during an exchange on two separate attempts. The team had to wait until the end of the day for another attempt. During the third attempt, the women of Kappa Alpha Theta were able to qualify. This did not last long as the team finished with a time of 3:03.72, later being bumped out of their qualifying spot by teams with better finishing times. After the 1987 qualifications were over, the women of Kappa Alpha Theta officially placed 34th, one spot short of being able to race in the Little 500. Later in this same year, the IU Student Foundation

announced the creation of a women’s Little 500 race. The following spring, in 1988, 31 women’s teams registered to race. While Willkie won the inaugural race, the women of Kappa Alpha Theta who fought for the creation of this event, came in second. This year will be the 68th running of the men’s and the 32nd running of the women’s Little 500. Even after all these years, current race director Andrea Balzano said there is nothing like it. “It develops student leaders, it brings people together and it creates memories for a lifetime,” Balzano said. “I really love being in-

volved with this event. The friends that students make through IUSF and the Little 500 — whether they’re riders or Steering Committee alumni — last a lifetime.” The Little 500 race still continues to provide scholarships for students, and in her time as a student at IU, who graduated in 2014, Balzano was one of the students who earned one. “IUSF and the Little 500 provide scholarships for dozens of students on campus and that is really life changing,” Balzano said. “I was the recipient of IUSF scholarships as a student, and giving them out now is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”

RACING THROUGH TIME

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1 For more than 60 years, the Little 500 has featured thrills and spills. In 2008, a rider for Phi Sigma Kappa (from left) lost control on turn one, and other competitors struggled to avoid the crash. 2 Team Major Taylor practices exchanges a week before the 1992 race. Major Taylor was the first black team to compete and chose its name, taking inspiration from world champion cyclist Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor. 3 A spectator is passed up to the top of the stand during the 1980 race.

It’s the largest collegiate bike race in the United States. It’s one of the most anticipated events at IU each year. Students, local residents and alumni all come to Bill Armstrong Stadium each April, bringing over 25,000 people each year. It’s a tradition that has been around for over 60 years. It is the Little 500.

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4 Teter Cycling hoists the trophy April 23, 2010, following the women’s Little 500 race at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

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5 Young Pioneers’ Duo Xu and Haoming Liu transfer a bike during Little 500 qualifications at Bill Armstrong Stadium in 2016. Young Pioneers would go on to place 24th and become the first international team to qualify for the race. 6 Then-senior Christopher Cartier of Dodds House and then-junior Alex Bishop of Cutters battle in the 2007 Miss N Out.

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The Gray Goat bike team for Little 500 has finished in second place for two years in a row. The team hopes to change that and win the 2019 race.

Gray Goat looks to finally finish on top at this year’s race By Phillip Steinmetz psteinme@iu.edu | @PhillipHoosier

0.154 and 11.745 seconds. Those two times have been all that has separated Gray Goat from back-to-back Little 500 titles. Instead, they’ve finished runner-up the past two years. In 2017, Black Key Bulls maintained the lead throughout the final laps and never allowed Gray Goat, Cutters or anyone else to make much of a challenge at the end. But the following year was much closer. When the white flag came down to signal the last lap in 2018, it came down to Cutters and Gray Goat. Cutters then-junior Noble Guyon got out in front on turn two. Then, as they made their way around turn four, Gray Goat thensenior Sam Stratton had a shot at Guyon. But Guyon was able to hold off Stratton in a sprint to the finish.

“It was very nerve-wracking,” Gray Goat sophomore Jack Dunsford said. “We just kind of had our fingers crossed the whole time. It was close, we wanted that.” Despite having to replace two senior riders, the expectations the team has for itself remains the same as it’s been in years past. The only two returning riders from last year’s race day team are Dunsford and fellow sophomore Logan Tisdale. Each time the riders train on rollers together, they watch tape from the past years like most other teams do in order to learn what they could’ve done differently. It also gives new riders an opportunity to see how the race works before actually stepping foot on the track. “We’re just trying to get that momentum up, and I think we

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definitely have this year,” Dunsford said. “It’s a big motivator getting second two years in a row.” Gray Goat has only been a team since 2008 but have yet to finish outside the top 15 and has placed in the top 10 six times. Considering it’s an independent team rather than a fraternity, Gray Goat needed to find a way to recruit riders. That led them to a place known for “freaky fast” service. The one place that’s consistently provided riders for Gray Goat has been Jimmy John’s. Stratton originally worked at Jimmy John’s at 1827 E. 10th St. and recruited Tisdale to ride with Gray Goat. Tisdale accepted an invitation to join the team after attending a tailgate with other Gray Goat riders. At one point, there were three Jimmy John’s riders on the team. Another Gray Goat rider who works

at Jimmy John’s is sophomore Nicholas Lazaroae. He didn’t come from the main location on 10th Street since he currently works at Jimmy John’s on Kirkwood Avenue. But it’s helped him prepare for this Little 500 season. “It’s on a lower elevation and I’m constantly climbing a hill,” Lazaroae said. “That’s like a one- to two-mile sprint when I do a delivery. It makes it feel like you’re on the track, which is what I like about it.” With the Little 500 race quickly approaching, Gray Goat has remained confident in whatever result comes its way, but the goal has never been more clear. “We’re just trying to get over that hump,” sophomore Jake Richards said. “Come race day, if we don’t get that, it’s alright because it’s a learning experience again. But that’s our goal this year: to get over the hump.”

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JERSEY COLORS

Each year, three jersey colors are designated to certain teams. The white jersey goes to the winner of cumulative Spring Series event points, yellow is worn by last years’ winners and green is worn by the pole winners.

WOMEN’S RACE

ROW

1

Ski

Teter

Delta Gamma

Cru Cycling

Alpha Xi Delta

CSF Cycling

Alpha Gamma Delta

Alpha Delta Pi

Alpha Chi Omega

3

Kappa Delta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Zeta Tau Alpha

4

Alpha Omnicron Pi

Phi Mu

Phi Gamma Nu

Delta Sigma Pi

Theta Phi Alpha

RideOn

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Independent Council

7

Godspeed

Gamma Phi Beta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

8

Sigma Kappa

Nursing

Delta Phi Epsilon

9

Camp Kesem Cycling

Sigma Delta Tau

Pi Beta Phi

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Melanzana Cycling

MEN’S RACE

Cutters

Phi Kappa Psi

Phi Delta Theta

Forest Cycling

Black Key Bulls

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Theta Chi

Godspeed

Gafombi

Sigma Chi

NEH Cycling

Bears

5

Phi Gamma Delta

Jetblach

Acacia

6

Delta Sigma Pi

Alpha Kappa Lambda

Chi Alpha

Phi Kappa Tau

CSF Cycling

3PH Cycling

Alpha Sigma Phi

Phi Gamma Nu

Gray Goat

Delta Upsilon

Beta Sigma Psi

Phi Kappa Sigma

10

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Evans Scholars

Pi Lambda Phi

11

Pi Kappa Alpha

Delta Chi

Black Ice Cycling

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THE FLAGS

RULES OF THE RACE THE RACE The women’s race is 100 laps, which is equivalent to 25 miles, while the men’s race is 200 laps, or about 50 miles. Both races are on the quarter-mile cinder track at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Entrants are given one-speed Schwinn bicycles. Teams are made up of as many as four riders. The riders treat the race much like a running relay. When a rider is tired, they exchange the bicycle with a teammate. Any full time IU undergraduate can ride in the Little 500. THE LINEUP The order of the starting lineup will be determined by qualification times. These teams will be grouped in rows of three, starting with the No. 1 pole position team on the inside of the track. All No. 1

riders will be mounted and ready five minutes before the pace lap, after which no crew member will be allowed on the inside of the track.

PITS Each team will be assigned a pit along the outside of the track according to its qualification position. These pits are approximately 16 feet wide and 6 feet deep. All exchanges and bicycle repairs must be made within these boundaries. An exception is when adjacent teams are exchanging simultaneously, one team may step beyond the restraining line to complete its exchange. Each team is allowed to have a pit crew not exceeding two persons — one in the pit and one in

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the infield with the bicycle.

PENALTIES Teams guilty of violating these rules shall be penalized no more than 20 seconds. This time will be spent in the penalty box located near the starting line. A black flag given to the team indicates that a penalty has been imposed. Penalities include imposing another team, including pit and crew, 10 to 20 seconds; illegal exchange from bicycle A to bicycle B, two seconds; using more than three pits for an exchange, two seconds; and unsportsmanlike conduct, five to 20 seconds, depending on severity. CHANGING RIDERS Teams will be allowed

to change riders as often as it wishes, but the team must change a minimum of 10 times in the men’s race and five times in the women’s race. Each bike exchange must begin in front of the pit of the team concerned, and it must be completed by the time the rider has reached the far limits of the next pit on the right. Should the incoming rider fail to start the exchange in front of the correct pit, he or she must continue around for one more lap. If the rider backs up, the team will be subject to penalty. The outgoing rider may use the preceding pit to run and gain momentum for the exchange, but the actual exchange of the bike must take place in the correct pit area.

GREEN Starting signal, clears course

RED Stop; race is halted

BLUE WITH ORANGE STRIPE Bicycle attempting to pass

WHITE Starting last lap

BLACK Rider on the outside of the track

YELLOW Ride with caution and maintain position

CHECKERED Race completed


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PJ

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PJ

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PJ

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PJ

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PJ

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PJ

PJ

Pit Judge presides over pits to monitor conduct, such as in exchanges. One judge presides over every two pits. Starter gives the flag signals for the start and finish line.

INDEX

1. Cutters 2. Phi Kappa Psi 3. Phi Delta Theta 4. Forest Cycling 5. Black Key Bulls 6. Sigma Phi Epsilon 7. Theta Chi 8. Godspeed 9. Gafombi 10. Sigma Chi 11. NEH Cycling 12. Bears 13. Phi Gamma Delta 14. Jetblach 15. Acacia 16. Delta Sigma Pi 17. Alpha Kappa Lambda

PJ

PJ

Timer, located in the press box, is responsible for the lap counting and time.

Inspector displays yellow flag, clears the track of wrecks, controls re-entry and points out infractions.

18. Chi Alpha 19. Phi Kappa Tau 20. CSF Cycling 21. 3PH Cycling 22. Alpha Sigma Phi 23. Phi Gamma Nu 24. Gray Goat 25. Delta Upsilon 26. Beta Sigma Psi 27. Phi Kappa Sigma 28. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 29. Evans Scholars 30. Pi Lambda Phi 31. Pi Kappa Alpha 32. Delta Chi 33. Black Ice Cycling

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17. Theta Phi Alpha 18. RideOn 19. Alpha Kappa Psi 20. Alpha Sigma Alpha 21. Independent Council 22. Godspeed 23. Gamma Phi Beta 24. Kappa Kappa Gamma 25. Sigma Kappa 26. Nursing 27. Delta Phi Epsilon 28. Camp Kesem Cycling 29. Sigma Delta Tau 30. Pi Beta Phi 31. Alpha Epsilon Phi 32. Melanzana Cycling

MEN’S TEAMS - SATURDAY

1. Ski 2. Teter 3. Delta Gamma 4. Cru Cycling 5. Alpha Xi Delta 6. CSF Cycling 7. Alpha Gamma Delta 8. Alpha Delta Pi 9. Alpha Chi Omega 10. Kappa Delta 11. Kappa Alpha Theta 12. Zeta Tau Alpha 13. Alpha Omicron Pi 14. Phi Mu 15. Phi Gamma Nu 16. Delta Sigma Pi

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IU Student Foundation members place chips on bikes in order to track and time riders during a practice session for Little 500 in 2018.

IUSF prepares race for months By Jenna Williams jnw9@iu.edu | @jnwilliams18

Hundreds of laps around Bill Armstrong Stadium, thousands of spectators and months of work from the IU Student Foundation will come together in IU’s most iconic event next weekend. “We work all year to put on the Little 500,” said senior Addison Housand, president of the IUSF steering committee. Housand has been a member of IUSF since the first semester of her freshman year. The steering committee is the group of seniors that oversees the events, committees and scholarship processes of IUSF. This year, the committee is composed of 19 people. IUSF as a whole is comprised of roughly 150 members, Housand said, including all grade levels. The group offers different initiatives, scholarships and grants and

puts on its biggest event, the Little 500, which raises money for student scholarships. In the fall, IUSF focuses on events to gain general members, and in the spring members focus on Spring Cycling Series events, including Qualifications, Individual Time Trials and all the events leading up to the Little 500, Housand said. IUSF plans these events and volunteers to ensure that cyclists’ practices are organized each day for the riders, Housand said. “We want to make sure that the riders will be able to be safe for the race,” she said. To put on the Little 500, there are quite a few steps, Housand said. IUSF prepares all the materials for race day, paints balloon boxes, finds VIPs for the race, markets the event and more, she said. “Being a member of IUSF

has made me appreciate all of the hard work that goes into putting on the Little 500,”freshman IUSF member Megan Mattei said. Housand explained some of the specific planning that goes into the Little 500 for IUSF. “We address whether we change or add anything to the race, like skydivers or bringing a cappella groups to perform,” Housand said. IUSF also has a marketing team that works on billboards, advertising and merchandise for the event, she said. It also includes an alumni affairs committee that reaches out to different alum throughout the year to make sure they know they’re invited to the race and know how to buy tickets, Housand said. Housand said her favorite part of IUSF is race week. “It’s the most magical

thing,” she said. “You’re there working every day from like 5 to 11 o’clock at night to get everything organized and set up for the race, and Bill Armstrong Stadium completely transforms from a soccer stadium into the Little 500.” The women will race at 4 p.m. April 12 in the stadium, and the men will race the next day at 2 p.m. “It’s incredible to step back and look at it when it’s done and look at all the hard work you’ve put into the semester, into the year, into the organization,” Housand said. You get to be a part of something so much bigger than yourself, she said. “It’s not about you, it’s about the university and how we can help other students come here and get an education and be a part of such an incredible community,” she said.

What happens if you get a drinking ticket during Little 500 By Alex Hardgrave ahardgra@iu.edu | @a_hardgrave

A ticket to the Little 500 races will cost you $35 if you buy it in advance. Getting a drinking ticket will cost you a lot more than that. Last year, 102 tickets were issued during Little 500. This is a decrease from

166 tickets issued in 2017 and 178 issued in 2016. IU Police Department Capt. Craig Munroe wrote in an email IUPD’s policy is to issue a citation to people caught drinking underage. For public intoxication, officers will arrest and take the person to jail. If someone’s blood alcohol content is .25 percent

or higher they will be taken to the hospital first before being taken to jail, Munroe wrote. Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo wrote in an email the laws over Little 500 weekend are no different from any other day. “We always try to cite and release when appro-

priate in an effort to reduce overcrowding the jail with non-violent offenders such as those arrested for alcohol-related offenses,” he wrote in an email. People can get minor cases dismissed by participating in a Pretrial Diversion Program, according to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office.

This year, it will cost $549 to go through the in the Pretrial Diversion Program, according to a document from the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office. Munroe gave ways to make sure to stay safe and out of trouble during the weekend.

» Do not drink in excess. » Stay away from drugs. » Plan if you’re going to come home or stay over somewhere before you go out and stick to it. » Don’t leave anyone from your group behind when you go home. » Always have a sober driver or use a ride-sharing service or public transportation.

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Before the women raced in their own Little 500 race, there was the Mini 500. Established in 1955 to give women a race that compared to the men’s first Little 500, the two-lap tricycle race continued until 2004. The first women’s Little 500 race was in 1988. Here are a few highlights leading up to this year’s race.

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1 The three final teams race to the finish in the last heat of the 1977 Mini 500. For decades, IU women raced on trikes before the first women’s Little 500 race in 1988. 2 Wilkie Sprint riders celebrate following the finish of the first women’s Little 500 in 1988. 3 Deirdre Finzer gives advice to a Gamma Phi Beta teammate. Finzer placed first in the women’s Miss N Out competition in 2001 and helped the Gamma Phi Beta team ride to a seventh place finish. 4 Haley Meyer, Jordan Ladin, Michelle Baques, Natalie Ellis and Taylor Savel scream and cheer “A-CHI-O” as Alpha Chi Omega takes the pole position during qualifications March 29, 2014, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Alpha Chi Omega kept the No. 1 women’s spot with a time of 2:41.16, two seconds faster than Melanzana Cycling which finished in the No. 2 spot. 5 Phoenix Cycling members hold the victory bike after winning the team’s first Little 500 in 2016 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

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