MONTREAL, Quebec- North Texas incoming freshman swimmer Krista Rossum came home with two podium finishes and two Manitoba provincial records for her age group at the Canadian Junior Nationals at Parc Jean-Drapeau Pool this weekend. The meet featured the best young Canadian swimmers swimming in a 50-meter pool.
Rossum had an excellent showing in the breaststroke, led by her performance in the 100-meter race with a 1:10.60, good for a Manitoba provincial record for 15-17 age group and a second place finish. The Winnipeg native also set a provincial record for her age group in the 50-meter breaststroke, with a time of 32.42 and a fourth place finish, and took home a 3rd-place finish in the 200-meter breaststroke at 2.33.98.
"I am very pleased by Krista's showing at the Canadian Junior Nationals," said North Texas head swimming & diving coach Joe Dykstra. "Her breaststroke times are extremely fast and show that she will be a player at the NCAA level, as well as be in contention for the Canadian National Team in the coming years."
Rossum had three top 10 finishes outside of the breaststroke, finishing in 5th in the 100-meter freestyle (57.88), 6th in the 400-meter individual medley (4:59.65) and 7th in the 200-meter individual medley (2:23.22).