Agnes Esser won the discus to lead Minnesota on day one of the John McDonnell Invitational
Minnesota is set to compete in Fayetteville, Ark., this Friday and Saturday
Senior Devin Stanford broke the Minnesota school record in the hammer throw Friday
Minnesota will compete in two meets at Baylor and Stanford this weekend
Titania Markland was the 600m runner-up and Devin Stanford took third in the weight throw
2015 Season: Transferred to the University of Minnesota after competing for the University of North Dakota for two years.
2014 Season: Competed for the University of North Dakota placed fifth in the hammer throw (185-11, 56.68m) and sixth in the discus (150-4, 45.83m) at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships won the hammer throw at the USD Snowbird with a career-best throw of 187-04 (57.11m) placed second in the discus with a career-best throw of 151-8 (46.22m) at the Lyle Hokanson Classic won the hammer throw at outdoor season-opening UNC Wilmington Seahawk Invitational (171-2, 52.18m) placed 10th in the weight throw (53-10.25, 16.41m) at the Big Sky Indoor Track & Field Championships took second in the weight throw with a career-best throw of 56-1 (17.09m) at the USD Twilight.
2013 Season: Began collegiate career at the University of North Dakota earned Big Sky Conference All-Academic honors advanced to the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships and placed 10th in the discus and 17th in the hammer throw qualified for the USA championships in the hammer when she broke the UND school record at Drake's Jim Duncan Invitational with a mark of 168-10 broke the UND school record in the weight throw at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship with a throw of 54-6.75 to place eighth recorded a Big Sky qualifier in the hammer with a mark of 164-0 at South Dakota's Dakota Duals won the discus at the NDSU Tune-Up with a Big Sky automatic qualifying mark of 167-03 won the hammer throw at the UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Invitational with a mark of 156-3 varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2012 graduate of Robert M. LaFollette High School competed for coaches Becca Schmitz and Willie Collins three-year letterwinner in track & field and basketball 2011 Wisconsin Division 1 state champion in the discus placed fifth in the discus at the 2012 Wisconsin Division 1 state meet earned all-city honors in 2012.
Personal: Born March 10, 1994 daughter of Aiesha Golden and Elvis Burks full name is Yarkeisha has eight siblings, Khiry, Jay, Darnell, Jalen, Portia, Pierre, EJ and Jayden majoring in pre-information systems enjoys dancing, singing, playing basketball and cooking.