By Don Bodger, August 27, 2013
COWICHAN NEWS LEADER PICTORIAL – Canada Summer Games competition in Sherbrooke, Quebec proved productive for four athletes from the valley.
Agnes Esser, the valley’s No. 3 Youth Athlete of the Year for 2012 and Frances Kelsey Secondary grad in June, made a strong showing in female throwing events.
Esser won a gold medal for the discus with a toss of 46.16 metres that was way ahead of the 44.62 mark recorded by runner-up Kelly Kirstin Gribbons of Ontario.
Esser had a personal best in the event of 49.75 during the season.
She also just missed a medal in the shot put, placing fourth at 13.71.
Jamie Ashcroft, a Kelsey grad in 2012, finished 11th overall in the women’s 100 metre sprint with a time of 12.75.
Ashcroft has posted a personal best in the event of 12.09, which is just back of the winner’s 12.02 clocking.
Para female track events resulted in bronze medals in the shot put and discus for Jessye Brockway.
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