Jessica Frotten competes in the Canada Summer Games Western Challenge n Calgary, Alta., in 2013. Frotten was in Canberra and Sydney, Australia, for the Summer Down Under Wheelchair Road Racing Series from Jan. 18 to 27. (Jim Carrol/Yukon News file)

Jessica Frotten finds the podium at Summer Down Under series

The Yukoner finished the week with a second-place and three third-place finishes

Whitehorse’s Jessica Frotten was in Canberra and Sydney, Australia, for the Summer Down Under Wheelchair Road Racing Series from Jan. 18 to 27.

Frotten raced in a number of disciplines at the Canberra International Track Meet at the Australian Institute of Sport, earning a number of podium finishes.

Things started for Frotten with finals for both the 1,500-metre and 5,000-m races on Jan. 20.

In the 1,500-m race, the win went to Australian Madison de Rozario in a time of three minutes and 16.8 seconds. Frotten finished eighth with a time of three minutes and 34.6 seconds, with fellow Canadian Ilana Dupont close behind in ninth with a time of three minutes and 45.78 seconds.

It was again de Rozario at the top of the podium in the 5,000-m race with a time of 11 minutes and 39.88 seconds.

Frotten was third in 12 minutes and 31.53 seconds.

Racing continued on Jan. 21 with the 400-m and 800-m finals.

In the 400-m final, Frotten finished third in 56.78 seconds. The win went to Australian Eliza Ault-Connell in 54.4 seconds. Dupont was 6th in 59.76 seconds.

Frotten was sixth in the 800-m final with a time of one minute and 54.24 seconds, while de Rozario won in a time of one minute and 45.53 seconds.

Dupont was 10th in two minutes and 0.01 seconds.

On Jan. 22, Frotten raced in the 200-m, 800-m and 1,500-m rolling program.

In the 200-m sprint, Ault-Connell won with a time of 29.41 seconds, with Frotten in second and Dupont in third.

It was a similar story in the 800-m sprint, as Ault-Connell was again victorious in one minute and 46.25 seconds, and Frotten was third in one minute and 53.56 seconds. Dupont finished sixth.

Top spot in the 1,500-m sprint went to de Rozario in a time of three minutes and 22.76 seconds. Frotten placed seventh in three minutes and 34.5 seconds.

Frotten did not compete in the Sydney Twilight Track Meet on Jan. 24, but was back racing in the Oz Day 10K held in Sydney.

In the open women’s 10-kilometre race, first place went to de Rozario with a time of 24 minutes, with Frotten finishing seventh with a time of 27 minutes and 10 seconds.

Frotten’s time was good for 24th overall in the 10-km race.

Contact John Hopkins-Hill at john.hopkinshill@yukon-news.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Yukon RCMP are making an appeal for information in the case of Mary Ann Ollie, who was murdered in Ross River last year and whose case remains unsolved. (Black Press file)
Yukon youth being extorted online

Yukon RCMP say they’ve received three reports of youth being extorted on… Continue reading

Fines for contravening the fire ban start at $1,150 and could go as high as $100,000. File photo
Yukon campgrounds will open on May 1 this year. (Black Press file)
Yukon campgrounds to open early

Yukon campgrounds will open on May 1 this year. The early opening… Continue reading

Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce executive director Susan Guatto and program manager Andrei Samson outside the chamber office in downtown Whitehorse Feb. 23. (Stephanie Waddell, Yukon News)
When business models shift

Whitehorse chamber offers digital marketing workshop

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist: The aesthetics and economics of highway strips

One of the many cultural experiences you enjoy while driving from Whitehorse… Continue reading

Submitted
Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone.
Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone. (Submitted)
Yukon kids express gratitude for nature, pets and friends in art campaign

More than 50 children submitted artwork featuring things they are grateful for

Tom Ullyett, pictured, is the first Yukoner to receive the Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence from the Canadian Bar Association for his work as a community builder and mentor in the territory. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Tom Ullyett wins lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Bar Association

Ullyett has worked in the Yukon’s justice ecosystem for 36 years as a public sector lawyer and mentor

The Blood Ties outreach van will now run seven nights a week, thanks to a boost in government funding. Logan Godin, coordinator, and Jesse Whelen, harm reduction counsellor, are seen here on May 12, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Blood Ties outreach van running seven nights a week with funding boost

The Yukon government is ramping up overdose response, considering safe supply plan

Ranj Pillai speaks to media about business relief programs in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. The Yukon government announced Feb.25 that it will extend business support programs until September. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Government extends business relief programs to September, launches new loan

“It really gives folks some help with supporting their business with cash flow.”

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A look at decisions made by Whitehorse City Council this week

Bylaw amendment Whitehorse city council is moving closer with changes to a… Continue reading

Susie Rogan is a veteran musher with 14 years of racing experience and Yukon Journey organizer. (Yukon Journey Facebook)
Yukon Journey mushers begin 255-mile race

Eleven mushers are participating in the race from Pelly Crossing to Whitehorse

Legislative assembly on the last day of the fall sitting in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. As the legislature prepares to return on March 4, the three parties are continuing to finalize candidates in the territory’s 19 ridings. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Nine new candidates confirmed in Yukon ridings

It has been a busy two weeks as the parties try to firm up candidates

David Malcolm, 40, has been charged with assaulting and attempting to disarm a police officer after an incident in Whitehorse on Feb. 18. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Man resists arrest, assaults officer

A Whitehorse man has been charged with assaulting and attempting to disarm… Continue reading

Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on Aug. 4, 2020. A site on Robert Service Way near the Alaska Highway has been selected as the future home of Yukon Energy’s energy storage project. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Site selected for Yukon Energy battery project

Planned to be in service by the end of 2022

Most Read