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Jilleanne Rookard at Olympic Trials
Jilleanne Rookard skates the 3000m on her way to a first place finish, which was enough to earn her one of the two available positions on the Olympic team in the distance.
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Jilleanne Rookard at Olympic Trials
Rookard also qualified for the 1500m after finishing third in the distance. Despite being one of the favorites, she dropped out of the 5000m skate after qualifying for the 3000m and 1500m.
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Jilleanne Rookard at Olympic Trials
It will be Rookard's second Olympics and she finished 24th in the 1500m and 12th in the 3000m at the 2010 Games.
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Jilleanne Rookard at Olympic Trials
Rookard had her best in 2011, when she finished third in the overall World Cup standings for the 3000m/5000m and finished fourth in the 3000m at World Single Distances Championships.
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Jilleanne Rookard at Olympic Trials
Rookard is dating fellow U.S. speed skater Trevor Marsicano, who failed to qualify for the 2014 Games but won silver with the team pursuit in 2010.
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