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Michael Ahern
Position: Back
Year: Senior
Hometown: Old Westbury, N.Y.
High School: The Wheatley School

Senior (2011-12): Competed at the Ivy League Championship ... Top 10 finish in the 20o back with a time of 1:49.19, good for 10th place ... Swam on the 400-yard free relay that took eighth ... 10th in the 100 back (49.49) ... Set a school record in the 100 back in the 400 medley relay (49.48)... Also competed in the 100 fly, taking 31st with a time of 21.03 ... Member of the record setting 200 free and 400 medley relays ...Runner up finishes in the 100 and 200 back at Columbia with times of 51.41 and 1:53.44 ... Third in the 200 back against Princeton (1:53.48) ... Set a pool record at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in the 200 back at the Dartmouth Invitational (1:51.60) ... Runner up in the 50 free (21.32) ... Won the 100 back against Penn/Yale (51.40). 

Junior (2010-11): Placed seventh in the 100 back at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 50.25 ... Set a new varsity record in the prelims with a time of 49.84 ... Took fifth place in the 200 back with a time of 1:49.00, setting a new Dartmouth record... Defeated all Cornell competitors in the 200 back with a time of 1:53.12 ... Won the 100 back against Brown and come in second place in the 200 back ... Won the 100 back vs. Penn and Yale with a time of 51.31 and defeated all Yale swimmers in the 200 back ... Member of the 200 medley relay that took first at the Dartmouth Invitational ... Claimed the 100 back (51.44) and 200 back (1:52.96) at the Dartmouth Invitational ... Also claimed the 100 (51.13) and 200 back (1:51.83) in dual meet action against Columbia. 

Sophomore (2009-10): Took seventh place in the 100-meter backstroke ... Took home ninth place in the 200-meter backstroke ... Five 1st place finishes ... Member of five relays earning runner-up honors.

Freshman (2008-09):  Competed in backstroke and freestyle events ... Took home eight first-place finishes on the season and numerous runner-up finishes ... At the Princeton meet took home first place.

Before Dartmouth ... Three-year letterwinner in swimming at The Wheatley School in New York ... Two-time Scholastic All-American ... As a senior, was a All American Consideration ... In 2006-07, participated at the Junior National Championship ... At Wheatley led his team to three consecutive Nassau County Championships and the New York State Championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Plans on studying history.

Personal: Born Michael Ahern to John and Susan Ahern ... Has one brother and one sister.  

Ahern's Top Times

Event Time
50-yard Freestyle
21.03
100-yard Backstroke
49.48@
200-yard Backstroke
1.48.60
100-yard Butterfly
50.42

@-Dartmouth Varsity Record

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