By Brian Murphy
Former Centennial High student Breeja Larson finished sixth in the final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Monday. Larson had qualified fourth for the final.
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte, a 15-year-old, won the gold medal in a time of 1 minute, 5.47 seconds. American Rebecca Soni captured the silver at 1:05.55. Larson finished in 1:06.96.
Larson dove into the water early before the race, but she was not disqualified after it was ruled that there was technical issues with the start.
Larson, a student at Texas A&M, won the U.S. Olympic Trials in the event. Larson's family moved to Boise when she was in high school, but she moved in with extended family and graduated from high school in Mesa, Ariz., to further her swimming career.
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