Varsity Cross Country
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 on the Eastern Trail, a public wooded trail near campus.
Practices for cross country begin in mid-August. There are no tryouts.
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Ariana Hadiaris | profile
Teaching: Social Worker
Coaching/advising: Backpack program, assistant coach for boys/girls cross country
Ari Hadiaris began working as the Social Worker at T.A. in 2010. Prior to working at TA, Mrs. Hadiaris worked in both community- and school-based programs with Spurwink Services. Mrs. Hadiaris grew up in Columbia, CT, and attended the University of Connecticut. She graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. She went on to attend Boston College and completed a Master of Social Work in 2006. Mrs. Hadiaris moved to Maine in 2007 and lives with her husband, J.D. Hadiaris ’98. She is an active member of an organization that supports children that have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda. In her spare time she enjoys running, horseback riding, hiking, walking her dog, and family time with her husband and young son.