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Monday, April 18, 2016

Phoenix Cycling sprints to victory in Women’s Little 500

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling’s Tabitha Sherwood (2) beats out Delta Gamma’s Kristen Bignal (3) to win the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling’s Tabitha Sherwood hugs a teammate after she out-sprinted a Delta Gamma rider to win the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Teter riders Eliza Heath, left, and Kinsey Allen pin bib numbers onto their jerseys before the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

The Little 500 Borg-Warner Trophy awaits the winner of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

IU Student Foundation President Sarah Alonso, right, shares a laugh before the start of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Kappa Alpha Theta fans cheer on their team before the start of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Kappa Alpha Theta riders including Grace Bennett, right, share hugs before the start of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

2016 Little 500 Schwinn bicycles sit in a rack before the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Alpha Gamma Delta rider Cally Schisler and teammates wait for rider introductions before the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Riders from Kappa Alpha Theta await their team introduction as the pole-sitting team before the start of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Riders line up for team introduction before the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Race Grand Marshal Ben Higgins, right, and fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, share a laugh with riders from Alpha Gamma Delta during team introductions before the start of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Higgins was the star of the most-recent season of ABC’s reality TV show, “The Bachelor.” (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Riders link arms and sway along to “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Starting riders wait for the command to mount their Schwinn bicycles before the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Race Grand Marshal Ben Higgins gives the command for riders to mount their Schwinn bicycles to start the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Higgins was the star of the most-recent season of ABC’s reality TV show, “The Bachelor.” Pictured at left is Higgins’ fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, the recipient of the show’s final rose. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Riders make their way down the backstretch during early laps of the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

A sign board sits in the Kappa Kappa Gamma pit area during the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling’s Tabitha Sherwood makes her way through turn two during the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Evelyn Malcomb hops onto the bike during an exchange during the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Riders including Teter’s Julia Thomas (5) make their way through turn one during the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Kappa Delta’s Libby Momper leads the race as she makes her way down the front stretch during the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling’s Tabitha Sherwood (2) beats out Delta Gamma’s Kristen Bignal (3) to win the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling rider Lauren Brand hugs assistant coach Michael Schroeder after the team won the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Also pictured are riders Clara Butler, left, and Melissa Ragatz. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling riders Clara Butler, left, and Lauren Brand greet teammate Tabitha Sherwood after Sherwood beat Delta Gamma in a sprint to win the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling team members Tabitha Sherwood, left, Clara Butler, Lauren Brand and Melissa Ragatz take a victory lap after winning the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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