This was absolutely a season to remember.
That was how it was throughout the Cathedral High School girls cross-country 2019 season, and falling oh-so short of the final step didn’t change that.
“We kept getting better and better through the season,” Irish girls cross-country coach Mark Doctor said.
The Irish, who finished the regular season seventh in the inccstats.com Indiana state rankings, turned in their best performance of the season with a second-place finish at the Regional 10 meet at Brebeuf Jesuit October 19. They batt...
Nothing came easy for Cathedral High School girls cross country in 2018.
But while that was true, Irish girls cross country coach Mark Doctor also said what at times was a tough season produced remarkable results.
“The end result was good, but it was a weird road getting there,” Doctor said. “There was a lot of bizarre stuff that went on. In the end, it kind of sorted itself out.”
The underclass-dominated Irish not only had two meets canceled due to weather in ’18, they also competed in a slew of meets defined by un...
They peaked at the right time, and their performances proved it.
That’s a successful season by any measure – and Cathedral High School girls cross-country coach Mark Doctor said that was the case for a young, ascending Irish team in 2017.
“I couldn’t ask for any more from this crew,” Doctor said.
Irish ’17 girls cross country featured five underclassmen – including standout sophomore Gillian Cridge – among the top seven runners, and had a strong postseason that nearly featured a team semistate ap...