MONTREAL, Canada- North Texas swimmer Krista Rossum swam in her second of three events at the Canadian Olympic time trials. Rossum finished 48th out of a pack of 155 swimmers in the 200-meter IM, clocking a 2:23.63.
In each race, the top eight swimmers make the "A" final and nine through 18 make the "B" final. She missed the 18th place cutoff time by 3.66 seconds (2:19.97) and finished 9.36 seconds behind the winning time of 2:14.27.
Rossum holds North Texas' fastest time in the 200-yard IM with a record time of 2:00.65. With that time converted into a long course meter pool, Rossum would have recorded a 2:19.16 and placed 13th overall.
She came into the time trials as the 10th fastest swimmer for her age group in the 200 IM (Swimming.ca). Rossum registered a 2:21.24 at the 2011 ManSask Open Long Course Provincial Championships.
On Thursday, she competed in the 100-meter Breast and placed 25th overall after timing a 1:12:52.
Krista Rossum enters her final event tomorrow in the 200-meter Breast and will race for a spot on the 2012 Canadian Olympic swim team. Live results or webcast can be used to track Rossum racing for London.