Agnes Esser
Agnes  Esser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McBride, B.C.

High School:
Francis Kelsey Secondary School

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
08/22/1995

Experience:
3 Letters


08/24/2017

Esser Wraps Up World University Games

Agnes Esser represented her native Canada in both the discus and the hammer at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan

08/22/2017

Esser Advances to Discus Final

Agnes Esser is representing her native Canada at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan this week

07/08/2017

Esser Defends Canadian Discus Crown

Agnes Esser won the discus and took fifth in the hammer at the Canadian Track & Field Championships

07/05/2017

Esser to Compete at Canadian Championships

Agnes Esser will compete in the discus and hammer throw at the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships this week

05/26/2017

Three More Gophers Earn NCAA Berths

Emerald Egwim, Taylor Wiebke, and Madeline Strandemo each punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship Friday

05/13/2017

05.13.17 Women's Track at Big Tens

05.13.17 Women's Track at Big Tens

06/10/2016

2016 NCAA Women's Track Championship

Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.

05/14/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.

07/21/2015

W. Track Big Ten Indoor Championships February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.

07/14/2015

W. Track Parents Day Open February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Parents Day Invite on February 21, 2015.

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2017 Season - Indoor: Named Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the weight throw at six meets • finished as weight throw runner-up and moved into second among all-time Gophers with a career-best throw of 20.94m (68-08.50) at the Big Ten Championship • won weight throw at the Parents Day Invite (19.90m, 65-03.50) and Minnesota Open (18.60m, 61-00.25).

2017 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten • competed in discus at seven meets and hammer throw at eight meets • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in both the discus and hammer throw, placing 13th in discus (53.11m, 174-03) and 14th in hammer (60.67m, 199-00) • finished third in discus (52.05m, 170-09) and fifth in hammer (59.30m, 194-07) at the Big Ten Championship • won hammer throw with a career-best mark of 61.66m (202-03) at the Longhorn Invite, moving into third among all-time Gophers • ended the season ranked fourth in Minnesota history in the hammer • won discus at two meets, recording a season-best throw of 57.02m (187-01) at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular and throwing 54.10m (177-06) at the Longhorn Invite • defended her discus title with a winning throw of 50.32m (165-01) and placed fifth in hammer (59.19m, 194-02) at the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships.

2016 Season - Indoor: Competed at four meets, including one appearance in the shot put and four appearances in the weight throw • season-best marks in both events came at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual with a throw of 13.64m (44-09.00) for sixth place in the shot and a career-best throw of 19.25m (63-02.00) in the weight to place third and move into fifth among all-time Gophers • placed 14th in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championship with a throw of 18.38m (60-03.75).

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • NCAA Championship qualifier in the discus • placed 15th in the discus (52.61m, 172-07) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship with a runner-up finish in the discus at the NCAA West Prelim, recording a program record throw of 57.91m (190-00) • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in both discus and hammer throw, taking 30th in hammer (57.35m, 188-02) • placed fifth in discus (53.20m, 174-06) and seventh in hammer throw (career-best 61.00m, 200-01) at the Big Ten Championship • moved into third in program history in hammer throw at 61.00m (200-01) • won both discus and hammer at the Tommie Twilight • won hammer at the UCLA Legends Invitational • represented her country at the Canadian Championships and Rio Selection Trials, winning the discus national title (50.32m, 165-01) and placing fifth in the hammer throw (59.11m, 193-11) as the only thrower to compete in multiple events • represented Canada at the 2016 NACAC U23 Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador, earning bronze in both the hammer throw 58.44m (191-09) and the discus (51.50m, 168-11).

2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in shot put at six meets and competed in weight throw twice • finished the season ranked 10th among all-time Gopher throwers with a season-best throw of 15.21m (49-11) in shot put • won shot put at the Parents Day Invite and Minnesota Open • placed 11th in shot put with a throw of 14.13m (46-04.25) at the Big Ten Championship • recorded a season-best throw of 15.64m (51-03.75) in weight throw at the Husker Invitational.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed at nine meets in the shot put (five meets), discus (eight meets), and hammer throw (six meets) • recorded career-best marks in all three events at the Musco Twilight, winning the discus (54.38m, 178-05) and placing fifth in both the shot put (14.35m, 47-01.00) and the hammer throw (58.40m, 191-07) • ended the season ranked fifth in the discus (54.38m) and ninth in the hammer throw (58.40m) among all-time Gopher throwers • placed fourth in the discus (52.93m, 173-8.25) and 20th in the shot put (12.79m, 41-11.50) at the Big Ten Championships • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in both the discus (22nd, 52.08m) and the hammer throw (40th, 54.67m).

High School: A 2013 graduate of Frances Kelsey Secondary School in Mill Bay, British Columbia • placed 12th in the discus for Team Canada at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. • won the discus title at the 2014 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships with a throw of 46.32m • finished second in the discus and third in the shot put at the 2013 Canadian Jr. Track & Field Championships • competed for Team Canada at the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship in Medellin, Colombia, and placed fourth in the shot put and fifth in the discus • begins her collegiate career with personal bests of 14.17m in the shot put, 49.75m in the discus and 38m in the hammer • also played basketball and volleyball for Frances Kelsey Secondary.

Personal: Born August 22, 1995 • daughter of Clemens Esser and Roselyn Evans • has four siblings, Hank, Teo, Lilly and Walter • majoring in physiology • interests include fine arts, drawing and painting.

Esser's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Shot Put 15.21m, 49-11.00 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/24/15)
Weight Throw 20.94m, 68-08.50 (AT-2nd) Big Ten Championship (2/25/17)
Esser's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Shot Put 14.35m, 47-01.00 Musco Twilight (5/2/15)
Discus 57.91m, 190-00 (AT-1st) NCAA West Prelim (5/28/16)
Hammer Throw 61.66m, 202-03 (AT-4th) Longhorn Invite (4/28/17)

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