Jilleanne Rookard skated in the 2010 Olympics, but didn't make any podiums. Rookard finished 24th in the 1500m and 12th in the 3000m skates in Vancouver. Her best season, though, came the year after the Olympics. In 2011, Rookard finished third in the overall World Cup standings for the 3000m/5000m distances and finished fourth at the World Single Distances Championships in the 3000m and sixth in the 5000m. Rookard had a strong start to the 2013-2014 World Cup season with a third place finish in the team pursuit at the World Cup Salt Lake City, where she also set personal bests in the 1500m and 3000m. The Michigan native won the women's 3000m and finished third in the 1500m at U.S. Olympic Trials, sealing positions in both distances on Sochi.
- 2013/14 Olympic Trials- finished first in the 3000m and third in the 1500m
- 2013/14 World Cup Salt Lake City- third place finish in the team pursuit
- 2011 World Cup- third place in the overall standings for the 3000m/5000m
- 2011 World Single Distances Championships- fourth in the 3000m and sixth in the 5000m
- 2010 Olympics Games- finished 24th in the 1500m and 12th in the 3000m
Things to know:
1. Rookard's mother Claire died on December 18, 2009, just months before the 2010 Games. Jilleanne was able to tell her mother that she qualified for the Games before she passed.
2. Her parents owned two roller rinks.
3. Rookard is the youngest of six siblings and one of her brothers, Brian, was one of her first coaches.