They set their objectives high, exceeding many of them.
Cathedral High School boys swimming achieved a high standard individually in 2023. The Irish did so as a team as well, capping a memorable season with a strong postseason.
“The boys season went really well,” Irish swimming coach Megan Ahnert said.
The 2023 Irish boys swimming team – led by strong senior and freshman classes – finished fifth in the Section 14 meet at North Central with 164 points behind sectional champion North Central with 492 points. The Irish boys ...
Meg Ahnert has been named the new swimming and diving head coach after spending the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach. Ahnert also teaches religion and science at Cathedral.
Ahnert graduated from Butler University, where she was a captain of the swim team. She was a member of the 4x100 medley relay that broke the Butler school record and was named to the A-10 and Big East All-Academic Team.
“As a family, we have ‘a million dreams’ for our future -- becoming head coach at Cathedral is next up on that list,” Ahnert ...
All in all, Cathedral High School boys swimming achieved in 2021-2022.
The boys not only had postseason success, they accomplished it as the sort of versatile, team-first group that coach Ashley Hill covets.
“It was a great year for the boys,” Hill said.
The Irish boys not only won the 2022 City meet, they finished fifth in the Section 14 meet at North Central with 195.5 points – behind North Central (492), Franklin Central (425.5), Lawrence North (330) and Bishop Chatard (197).
Hill called the sectional “a great met f...
This was a girls swimming season to remember.
Cathedral High School swimming coach Ashley Hill said multiple factors made that true. One was the camaraderie. Another was the memories created. And then there was how the Irish performed during a season that ended with impressive finish in the season’s final meet.
“I thought they absolutely overachieved,” Hill said.
The Irish in Hill’s fourth season as head coach featured 28 girl swimmers. Of that group, 11 qualified for sectional final or consolation swims. The Irish finish...
This season will be remembered fondly.
Not that there weren’t obstacles and adversity for Cathedral High School boys swimming 2020-2021. But even though the Irish faced both, the team finished strong and reached significant goals.
Considering the circumstances, that mattered a lot.
“Our seniors really stepped up,” Cathedral swimming coach Ashley Hill said.
The Irish boys, led by the senior class, won the City Meet. They then turned in a strong performance at the Section 14 meet by finishing fifth with 170 points – behi...
They maximized their potential, and reached a lot of goals.
The Irish did so with a team of dedicated, multi-talented athletes – and as swimming coach Ashley Hill saw it, that made the 2019-2020 Cathedral High School boys swimming season a success.
“We were more successful than many would have expected,” Hill said.
The Irish, competing with mostly multiple-sport athletes who weren’t full-time high school swimmers, not only won the City Championship in 2019-2020, they also turned in a solid sectional meet and met many of t...
Ashley Hill summed up the season with one word.
“Fantastic,” she said.
Hill, head coach of Cathedral High School’s boys swimming team, said the circumstances meant there was no other way to describe it.
The Irish, after the graduation the previous year of a strong senior class, established a foundation during 2018-2019 that should provide the core for strong seasons going forward. That made the season a success.
“With this group of young men, they have chance in the next two or three years to get back to where we were,...