Cross country encourages athletes to develop endurance as they train for long-distances races. Runners at Thornton Academy benefit from the Eastern Trail, a trail that abuts campus, for training. Practices begin in mid-August and runners of all ability levels are encouraged to join the team. The top seven boys and top seven girls score varsity points for the team in meets. For regional and state championships, both team and individual medals are awarded.
Practices take place throughout Thornton Academy's 80 acre campus. Runners use the track at Hill Stadium as well as the Eastern Trail, a public wooded trail near campus.
Practices for cross country begin in mid-August. There are no tryouts. Practices are Monday-Saturday each week and are mandatory for all runners.
Gender: Boys, Girls, TAMS
Teams: Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
Coaches: Tom Quentin '10, Ari Hadiaris
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