MONTREAL, Canada- In her final of three events at the Canadian Olympic time trials, North Texas swimmer Krista Rossum placed 26th in the 200-meter Breast clocking a 2:38.69. The freshman outperformed 84 other swimmers also fighting for a spot on the 2012 Canadian national swim team.
In each race, the top eight swimmers make the 'A' final and nine through 18 make the 'B' final. Rossum missed the 18th place cutoff time by 3.46 seconds (2:35.23). The winner of her heat and overall victor of the 200-meter breast produced the fastest time with a 2:27.57.
Friday- In her second event of the Canadian Olympic time trials, Krista Rossum finished 48th out of a pack of 155 swimmers in the 200-meter IM timing a 2:23.63.
Thursday- Out of 102 swimmers competing in the 100-meter breast, Rossum finished 25th in 1:12:52 and marginally missed the cutoff time by 0.69 seconds.
Converted from a short course pool (25-yards) to an Olympic long course pool (50-meters), Rossum's school record times in the 100-yard breast, 200-yard IM, and 200-yard breast would have placed her in 13th twice and 14th in the 200-meter breast.
Krista Rossum made her way up to Canada as the first North Texas swimmer to compete for a spot on an Olympic national swim team. She entered the Canadian Olympic time trials as the third fastest swimmer for her age group (Swimming.ca) in the 200-meter breast (2:33.98), fourth in the 100-meter breast (1:10.60), and 10th overall in the 200-meter IM (2:21.24).
Results from the Canadian Olympic time trials can be found here.