July 26, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. – Gophers' incoming freshman Agnes Esser finished 12th the discus final at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday night.
Esser posted a throw of 49.05 meters in the final, recording a mark on her third attempt after fouling on the first two throws. She advanced to the final after a ninth-place showing in the qualifying round, including a personal-best throw of 51.65m to place fifth in Group A. In the qualifying round, Esser threw over 51 meters on all three of her attempts and needed only one throw to secure her new personal-record throw. Esser recorded marks of 51.36m and 51.10m on her second and third attempts, respectively.
Brazil's Izabela Da Silva won the discus title with a throw of 58.03m in the final. Esser, a native of McBride, British Columbia, was the lone junior representing Canada in the discus competition, which featured athletes from 25 different countries.
The IAAF World Junior Championships conclude on Sunday.
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Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night.
Gophers Open Longhorn Invite in Hammer
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Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake
Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night.