Krista Rossum Races for London
MONTREAL, Canada- With one full season under her belt, Rossum will be the first North Texas swimmer to compete in the Canadian Olympic time trials.
The freshman is fighting for a spot on the Canadian Olympic swim team in the 200-meter IM, 100-meter Breast, and 200-meter Breast. This season she broke the school record in the 200-yard IM three times (2:00.65), 100-yard Breast four times (1:01.46), and the 200-yard Breast five times (2:14.54). She helped set a combined 21 school records during her freshman year campaign (400-yard IM, 200-yard Free Relay, 400-yard Free Relay, 800-yard Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay).
Rossum will compete on Thursday in the 100-meter Breast, Friday in the 200-meter IM, and finish Saturday in the 200-meter Breast.
Before coming to North Texas, Rossum won second-place and set the Manitoban record with a 1:10.60 in the 100-meter Breast at the 2011 Canadian Junior Nationals, putting her as the fourth-fastest swimmer (Swimming.ca) for her age group. She also ranked third nationally in the 200-meter Breast at 2:33.98 after a third-place finish.
Live results or webcast can be used to follow Krista Rossum as she races for a spot in the 2012 Olympics in London.