Swimmer Breeja Larson advances to final in 100-meter breaststroke

By Brian Murphy

American swimmer Breeja Larson, who attended Centennial High for one year, advanced to the final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Sunday. She qualified fourth for the final with a time of 1 minutes, 6.70 seconds.

Fellow American Rebecca Soni qualified second for the final with a time of 1:05.78. Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte qualified first in 1:05.21.

Larson was a surprise Olympic qualifier. She beat Soni and world record holder Jessica Hardy in the U.S. Olympic Trials to earn her spot on the team.

The 100-meter breaststroke final is Monday.

For more on Larson and her journey to the Olympics, click here.

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Congrats to all the USA


The Olympics have been good and fun to watch....

Hope Larson does well on Monday, as well as all USA swim team....


Why is anyone claiming ties to this Larson for spending a year in high school here? She is no different than any other athlete in the Olympics. Next we will hear: "Phelps who stayed at the Holiday Inn in Boise overnight when he was a kid has strong ties to Boise" Heck we are still hearing "former Idaho Sneaker, Andy Roddick" for heavens sake drop it. Their success has nothing to do with Idaho.