Kayce Doogs from Delta Gamma crosses the finish line to win the Women's Little 500 on Friday afternoon at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Clayton Moore/Indiana Daily Student
(Bloomington, Ind.) - A Dearborn County resident helped her sorority claim victory for the second straight year at the famous Little 500 Bicycle Race at Indiana University.
Kayce Doogs and her Delta Gamma teammates took the victory on Friday in Bloomington. Doogs rode the final leg of the 100 lap, 25 mile race, making the winning pass on second place Kappa Alpha Theta on turn three of the last lap.
The 2009 East Central High School graduate and IU senior practiced with her teammates for months before successfully defending Delta Gamma’s title.
“Once you win once, people attending think that’s good enough, but it wasn’t good enough for us. We were winning again,” Doogs said following the win.
Delta Gamma is only the sixth women’s Little 500 team to win the race in back-to-back years. The team has won three of the past six races.
The Little 500 may be Doogs’ last time biking competitively.
“I can’t believe it’s my last race. It’s definitely bittersweet because I put a lot of time and effort into this,” she said, adding that she has spent almost every waking moment with her three teammates as they trained.
Doogs tells Eagle 99.3 she will graduate from IU in about three weeks then move to New York City to work in merchandising and marketing with J. Crew Corporation.
Kayce is the daughter of Dan and Dale Doogs of Hidden Valley.