Streinz siblings carve out their place in skiing

10 years ago

SP-xcskiDA-dcx6-pt-7Hannah Streinz                 Daniel StreinzSP-xcskiDA-dcx5-pt-7
By Gloria Austin

Staff Writer
    The Streinz siblings continue to make their mark on the ski trails.
    Hannah Streinz and her brother Daniel compete independently in Nordic ski races for Katahdin High School, since they are homeschooled. The Streinz family live in Hersey, which is part of the RSU 50 district. They are the children of Kyli and Chris Streinz.

    In the Class C state Nordic ski meet held at Black Mountain in Rumford Feb. 20, both the Streinz skiers excelled.
    Hannah Streinz took first in the state Women’s Skate Race with a time of 15:18.40 and was runner-up in the Women’s Nordic Classic Race with a time of 17:31.70. First place went to Samantha Pierce of Merriconeag with a time of 17:14.50.
    In the Men’s Nordic Classic Ski Race, Daniel Streinz was first with a time of 14:58.30, while placing second in the Men’s Skate Race with a time of 13:11.70, just behind winner Dylan Thombs of Monmouth with a time of 13:09.30.
    The Nordic ski season in Aroostook County came to a close Feb. 18 with the final meet being the league championship in freestyle, which took place in Madawaska.
    Sarah Beaulieu of Fort Fairfield came in fourth place in the meet with a time of 21:44. She finished behind only Hannah Streinz of Katahdin (18:00) and Caribou’s Sarah Doak (20:05) and Lauren Chapman (21:31) in the overall standings.
    Daniel Streinz of Katahdin came in first place in 15:29.
    Aroostook League championships were decided in classic skiing Feb. 11 as the Nordic Heritage Center hosted all County teams on its five-kilometer course.
    Individually, Hannah Streinz of Katahdin came out on top with a time of 19 minutes and 43 seconds. Her closest competitor was Sarah Doak of the Vikings, who claimed runner-up honors with her finish in 20:10. In third place was Doak’s teammate, Lauren Chapman, who registered a time of 22:14.
    Leading the way out of the 34 racers was Katahdin’s Daniel Streinz, whose time of 16:26 was nearly two minutes faster than second-place Michael Marquis of Caribou (18:24). Tying for third were Fort Kent’s Matt Toussaint and Caribou’s Riley McDuffie with identical times of 18:35.