Rossum Ends Strong In Fight For 2012 Olympics
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.
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.