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PHOTOS: Relive Kappa Alpha Theta's sprint to victory from Friday's Little 500 race

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Freshman Greta Heyl (left), senior Audrey La Valle (left-middle), sophomore Bailey Cappella (right-middle) and sophomore Claire Tips (right) are introduced for Kappa Alpha Theta ahead of the start of the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. The team placed fifth in qualifications March 23, 2024.

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The Kappa Alpha Theta section cheers as its name is called for team introductions at the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. The cheer section wore white in coordination with the team's jerseys.

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Kappa Alpha Theta senior cyclist Audrey La Valle rides in the middle of the pack during the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. This was La Valle's fourth Little 500 race.

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Kappa Alpha Theta senior rider Audrey La Valle leads the front of the pack during the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. The team had three race day riders return from last year's race, where they placed eighth.

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Kappa Alpha Theta senior rider Audrey La Valle appears exhausted in the middle of the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. Kappa Alpha Theta hadn't finished outside of the top 10 in a Little 500 race since 2011.

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Kappa Alpha Theta sophomore rider Bailey Cappella (left) exchanges with freshman Greta Heyl (right) during the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. This was Cappella's second Little 500 race.
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Kappa Alpha Theta sophomore rider Bailey Cappella crosses the finish line to win the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. The team won its ninth Little 500 race.
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Kappa Alpha Theta riders celebrate by the finish line after the team wins the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. Theta has won the most Little 500 races out of every women's team.
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Kappa Alpha Theta senior rider Audrey La Valle celebrates on the track after her team won the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. This was La Valle's fourth and final Little 500 race.
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Kappa Alpha Theta senior rider Audrey La Valle embraces her brothers after the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. La Valle's brothers, Albert and Andrew, both raced for Phi Kappa Psi in the men's Little 500 in previous years.

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Kappa Alpha Theta freshman rider Greta Heyl (left) and senior Audrey La Valle (right) embrace during the celebration after the women's Little 500 race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. Teter finished second and Delta Gamma finished third in the race.
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Kappa Alpha Theta sophomore Bailey Cappella (left), senior Audrey La Valle (left-middle), sophomore Claire Tips (right-middle) and freshman Greta Heyl (right) celebrate on the stage after the conclusion of the women's Little 500 Race April 19, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. The team held a large lead throughout the majority of the race.
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Kappa Alpha Theta riders sophomore Bailey Cappella (left), senior Audrey La Valle (left-middle), freshman Greta Heyl (right-middle) and sophomore Claire Tips sit and wave to fans during a parade prior to the start of the men's Little 500 race April 20, 2024, at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. The team was recognized for its first place finish in the race from the previous day.

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