MONTREAL --- A large contingent of current, future and former Texas A&M swimmers will be pursuing their Olympic dreams at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials March 27-April 1 at the Piscine du Parc Olympique.
Current members of the Texas A&M squads include sophomore Paige Miller, junior Tess Simpson and junior Kristina Kontrimas from the women's team and sophomore Kyle Troskot from the men's squad. Former A&M standouts at the meet include Julia Wilkinson, Israel Duran and Kendra Chernoff. Also competing is 2012 signee Ashley McGregor.
Miller, from Caledon, Ontario, will compete in the 100 butterfly, 200 IM and the 100/200 backstroke. She is coming off a huge sophomore season where she broke her own school record in the 100 backstroke, won Big 12 titles in three events and finished in the top eight at NCAAs in three events.
Simpson, from Ingleside, Ontario, will compete in the 100/200 backstroke, the 100 fly and 100 free. Simpson swam the backstroke leg on A&M's Big 12 Champion 200 medley relay and was All-Big 12 in three events, and earned All-America honors with the 200 medley relay at NCAAs.
Troskot, from Lethbridge, Alberta, will see action in the 50/100 freestyle and the 100 fly. He is coming off a strong sophomore campaign that saw him swim on the second Big 12 Champion relay of his career and earn three All-America awards at the 2012 NCAA meet.
Kontrimas, from Sugar Land, Texas, will represent Lithuania at the competition and will compete in the 50/100/200/400 freestyle. Kontrimas ranked No. 2 on the team in the 100 freestyle in 2011-12 with a time of 49.80 at the Speedo Sectionals.
McGregor, from Pointe Claire, Quebec, will compete in the 100/200 breaststroke and the 200 IM. Wilkinson, from Stratford, Ontario, will be seeking her second Olympic invitation and will compete in the 100/200 back, 100/200 free and the 200 IM. Duran, from Tijuana, Mexico, will compete in the 100/200 fly and the 200 IM. Chernoff, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will compete in the 500/100 free and 100/200 fly.
Aggies Pursue Olympic Dreams at Canadian Trials
March 27, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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