Last weekend, Little 500 Qualifications marked the beginning of the four-event Spring Series. This week, Individual Time Trials and Miss N Out will look to follow the excitement qualifications brought.
ITTs will start at 3 p.m. Wednesday and according to Weather.com, there’s currently a zero percent chance of rain for the entire day. The event will see 87 different heats with 342 riders compete.
ITTs feature one rider starting in each corner of the track, and riding around the track four times each. Every rider will get their own individual time for the four the laps, and will be sorted into different groups based on their times.
Last year, Brooke Hannon of Melanzana set a new women’s ITT record with a time of 2:33.083. The original women’s ITT record of 2:34.00 was also broken by Rachel Brown of Kappa Alpha Theta who finished with a time of 2:33.637 last year, but she finished second to Hannon in the overall standings.
On the men’s side last year, Joe Krahulik of Sigma Alpha Epsilon finished first with a time of 2:17.893 while Black Key Bull’s current senior Xavier Martinez finished second at 2:19.437.
The times from ITTs will decide what heat the riders will be placed in for Miss N Out on at noon Saturday. This Saturday, Weather.com predicts a 90 percent chance for thunderstorms throughout the day.
Miss N Out is competition that's ran in heats of 6-12 riders. They race around a single lap and the last rider to have their front tire cross the finish line is eliminated. After three riders from each first-round heat advances to the second round, only two riders will advance in each round going forward until the semifinal heat, when three riders advance. The final three riders in the championship heat will then race one final lap to determine the Miss N Out champion.
Last year, Brown followed up her second place ITT finish by winning Miss N Out while Hannon came in third. On the men’s side, Charlie Hicks of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Cutters' Noble Guyon and Gray Goat’s Samuel Stratton were the top three finishers.
Editor's Note: Noble Guyon has previously worked for the Indiana Daily Student.