Jillian Drouin won the heptathlon at the 2014 Canadian Combined Events Championships with a personal best score of 5972 points. It was an incredible return to the discipline following a five year hiatus. Drouin finished second in the heptathlon at the 2015 Canadian Championships. During her break from heptathlon, Drouin had focused on high jump, winning national titles in 2009 and 2011. She also competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Drouin’s dream of competing at the Olympic Games was truly sparked in grade 11 when she won the high jump at the OFSAA (Ontario high school) Championships. Until then, she didn’t know that track and field existed outside of the high school system, but suddenly she was told she had qualified for the IAAF World Youth Championships. She is inspired and motivated by her brother Derek, watching him remain humble and silently confident while winning Olympic and world medals.
Family: Parents Gaëtan Drouin and Sheila Drouin… Younger sister Alysha… Younger brother Derek is an Olympic bronze medallist high jumper and member of the 2015 Pan Am Games team… Husband Kale Klomstra… Getting into the Sport: Started in track and field at age 8… Had always been an active participant in organized sports… First introduced to high jump by her kindergarten teacher who coached the track and field team… Her high school jump coach first mentioned the heptathlon as an option for her… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, listening to music, playing with her dogs, beach volleyball, boating… Earned her Doctor of Chiropractic in June 2013… Would like to become a sport science specialized chiropractor… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Jilly, Jill… Favourite quote: “A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things; it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.” – Don Marquis… Always travels with her pillow to try to replicate the comforts of home… Always brings back fridge magnets for her parents from her travels…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
CWG: 2010 – 6th (high jump)