August 21, 2013
By Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Recent Frances Kelsey Secondary School graduate Agnes Esser topped the discus field at the Canada Summer Games, which wrapped up last Saturday, as she led a strong Cowichan contingent with Team BC in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Esser, who won gold and silver in the high school track and field championships in 2012 and 2013, respectively, won national gold at the Canada Games with a throw of 46.14 m, 1.54 m ahead of the silver medallist. She finished just outside the medals in shot put, placing fourth in Canada.
Mill Bay’s Jessye Brockway came home with a pair of bronze medals, placing third in para female shot put last Monday, then duplicating that result in discus the following day.
Also from the Cowichan Valley, Jamie Ashcroft finished fourth in her 100m heat and advanced to the B final, where she ended up third, placing 11th out of 23 runners in the field. Ashcroft was also part of the 4x100m relay team that placed second in its heat and fourth in the final, just missing a medal.
Cobble Hill’s Maya Munzar represented B.C. in triathlon, placing 14th in the individual event and fifth in the women’s relay.
Like Esser, Brockway, Ashcroft and Munzar are also Kelsey graduates.