Courtesy: America East Communications

Maine's Orach Wins Fourth Consecutive #AEXC Honor

Release: 09/28/2016

BOSTON – This past week in #AEXC was headlined by Maine hosting a dual meet against New Hampshire. While it was the Maine men who took home a victory, New Hampshire grabbed a win on the women’s side.

Below are this week’s individual award-winners:


Women’s Performer of the Week

Alex Giese, New Hampshire - Sr., Distance Runner, Franklin, Mass.

  • Won the meet with a time of 18:43 to lead New Hampshire to the win.
  • She finished six seconds ahead of the second-place finisher
  • Giese defended her win in last year's dual meet at Maine


Men’s Performer of the Week

Jesse Orach, Maine – Sr., Distance Runner, Gorham, Maine

  • Placed first overall with a time of 25:16.3 to lead Maine to a win over New Hampshire
  • It was his third first-place finish of the season
  • It is Orach’s fourth consecutive Performer of the Week award


Weekly Award Winners
Sept. 21 – Women: Elinor Purrier, UNH; Men: Jesse Orach, Maine

Sept. 14 – Women: Sophia Cologer, UMBC; Men: Jesse Orach, Maine

Sept. 7 – Women: Nicole Murphy, UMass Lowell; Men: Jesse Orach, Maine