Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Agnes Esser
March 1, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- Agnes Esser is one of six Gophers who will represent the University of Minnesota women's track & field team at the NCAA Indoor Championships next weekend.

This season, Esser moved into second in program history in the weight throw with a mark of 21.67m (71-01.25 ) set at the Parents Day Invite. She also finished third in weight throw at the Big Ten Conference Championship.

Esser will make her NCAA indoor debut after placing 15th in the discus to earn Second Team All-America honors at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championship. Before Esser and the No. 12 Gophers compete at the NCAA Championship next week, get to know Esser on and off the track.

Name: Agnes Esser

Hometown: McBride, British Columbia

Major: Physiology

Favorite Class at the U: Organic Chemistry I

Best place to study on campus: Walter library

Career Goal: Chemistry Professor

Favorite Indoor Event: Weight Throw

Favorite Outdoor Event: Discus

Favorite Motivational Quote: "Good is the enemy of great." Mark Jackson (volleyball coach)

If you could play another sport at the U, it would be: Bowling

Favorite animal: Duck

Pre-meet ritual or routine: I put on gold eye shadow (because I’m going for gold) and wear unicorn earrings (because the impossible things happen).

Biggest pet peeve: When people call me "Angus" intentionally or unintentionally.

Name one food you could never give up: Pickles

Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Draw or do grandma-like crafts.

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