Rossum Earns NCAA B-Cut In Day Three At C-USA Championship
The Mean Green Holds Fifth Place Going Into Final Day
Feb. 28, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga. -
North Texas junior Krista Rossum earned her first NCAA B time-standard in the 400 IM, concluding day three at the Conference USA Championship.
The Mean Green had six swimmers qualify for finals and five divers who held the team’s fifth place position, heading into the final day of competition.
Rossum’s time of 4:16.95 placed her second in the conference and was a North Texas top-performance by two seconds.
Mona Groteguth placed fifth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.66, following a sixth-place finish in the 100 butterfly (55.61). Groteguth now holds the top-ten fastest times in the 100 back for the Mean Green.
In the 200 freestyle, sophomore Jana Burkard improved her preliminaries time and position; she finished ninth with a time of 1:50.52.
On the diving side, senior Rebecca Taylor placed fourth on the one-meter board with a score of 256.50; she was the top finisher for the Mean Green divers. Right behind her was classmate Catherine Johnson who’s score of 250.55 placed her fifth.
The final day of the C-USA championships will begin at 9 a.m. CT. For live results throughout the meet click here.
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 28
1. Rice University 681
2. Florida International Univ. 500|
3. East Carolina University 472
4. Western Kentucky University 428
5. North Texas, University of 389
6. Tulane Swimming and Diving 337
7. Florida Atlantic University 290.5
8. Old Dominion University 280
9. Marshall University 218.5