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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kappa Alpha Theta wins 30th Women’s Little 500

Kappa Alpha Theta broke away from the leading pack late in the race and resisted a challenge from Alpha Omicron Pi in the closing laps to win the 30th running of the Women’s Little 500 at Indiana University. The win is Theta’s seventh Little 500 title.

Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Delta Gamma's Kristen Bignal listens to music as she prepares to warm up before the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Delta Gamma’s Kristen Bignal listens to music as she prepares to warm up before the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi rider Audrey Healey, top, stretches out teammate Kaci Garrity before the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi rider Audrey Healey, top, stretches out teammate Kaci Garrity before the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta's Sydney Keaton, right, shares a laugh with teammate Evelyn Malcomb as the team lines up for the parade lap before the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Sydney Keaton, right, shares a laugh with teammate Evelyn Malcomb as the team lines up for the parade lap before the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Delta Gamma riders stand on the track before team introductions for the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Delta Gamma riders stand on the track before team introductions for the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Flagger Chap Blackwell explains the flags to riders before the start of the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Flagger Chap Blackwell explains the flags to riders before the start of the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Delta Pi rider Abby Messenger bows her head during an invocation before the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Delta Pi rider Abby Messenger bows her head during an invocation before the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta rider Evelyn Malcomb stands on the track before the start of the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Kappa Alpha Theta rider Evelyn Malcomb stands on the track before the start of the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Delta Gamma's Kristen Bignal, center, smiles as she looks to the crowd during team introductions before the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Delta Gamma’s Kristen Bignal, center, smiles as she looks to the crowd during team introductions before the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi's Ali Oppel, left, and Kappa Alpha Theta's Evelyn Malcomb wait to mount their bicycles at the start/finish line before the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi’s Ali Oppel, left, and Kappa Alpha Theta’s Evelyn Malcomb wait to mount their bicycles at the start/finish line before the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta's Evelyn Malcomb, left, leads a pack of riders during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Evelyn Malcomb, left, leads a pack of riders during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi's Ali Oppel, left, exchanges with teammate Leigh Dukeman during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi’s Ali Oppel, left, exchanges with teammate Leigh Dukeman during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta rider Rachel Brown hops onto the bicycle after an exchange during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta rider Rachel Brown hops onto the bicycle after an exchange during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

SKI mechanic Sam Harbison, right, hugs rider Ivy Moore (4) as coach Jim Kirkham watches during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

SKI mechanic Sam Harbison, right, hugs rider Ivy Moore (4) as coach Jim Kirkham watches during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi's Ali Oppel leads the pack down the backstretch during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Alpha Omicron Pi’s Ali Oppel leads the pack down the backstretch during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta coach Ryan Knapp, left, reacts as Evelyn Malcomb exchanges with Grace Bennett during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta coach Ryan Knapp, left, reacts as Evelyn Malcomb exchanges with Grace Bennett during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta coach Ryan Knapp signals to a rider during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta coach Ryan Knapp signals to a rider during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta's Grace Bennett celebrates as she rides to a victory in the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Grace Bennett celebrates as she rides to a victory in the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta sisters storm the track to celebrate after their sorority won the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta sisters storm the track to celebrate after their sorority won the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta riders Rachel Brown, left, Grace Bennett, left, Evelyn Malcomb and Sydney Keaton celebrate their victory in the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta riders Rachel Brown, left, Grace Bennett, left, Evelyn Malcomb and Sydney Keaton celebrate their victory in the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta's Grace Bennett, right, receives congratulations after her team's win in the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Grace Bennett, right, receives congratulations after her team’s win in the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta riders take a victory lap around the track with their sorority sisters after the team's victory in the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kappa Alpha Theta riders take a victory lap around the track with their sorority sisters after the team’s victory in the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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