Rossum Finishes 48th Out of 155 in 200-M IM
MONTREAL, Canada- North Texas swimmer Krista Rossum swam in her second of three events at the Canadian Olympic time trials.
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.