Phi Delta Theta wins 71st running of Men’s Little 500 after late crash mixes up front pack

By Griffin Healy / Published Apr 23, 2022

A cyclist from Phi Delta Theta celebrates his win at the 71st Little 500 Men's Race on April 23, 2022, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. His team took first place overall. Photo by Avery Antill

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity’s cycling team took first place in the 71st running of the Men’s Little 500 on Saturday with a final time of 2:15:43:47. This race was the team’s fourth Little 500 victory and first since 2001. This is also the first time a fraternity has won the Men’s Little 500 race since 2016.

The trio of seniors Andrew Murray, Jimmy Kulik and Mitchell Pardi paired with sophomore Eli Konow and have trained for the race since September 2021. Phi Delt finished in eighth place at qualifications and then finished second to Phi Kappa Psi, who placed first in the Team Pursuit finals, by six seconds.