MESA, Arizona, March 11. MESA native Breeja Larson got her first individual win tonight in the women's 200 breaststroke at the Mesa Arena Grand Prix. Swimming World TV's Jeff Commings talked to her after the race about how she managed her first long course meet, coming off of NCAA championships.
200 breaststroke re-cap: Hometown girl Breeja Larson, who trained with meet host Mesa Aquatics Club prior to bursting onto the world-class scene at Texas A&M, turned on the afterburners down the stretch to overcome fellow Arizona native Caitlin Leverenz for the win. Larson won in 2:28.03 after posting a 1:12.60 at the 100-meter mark. That swim stands just outside the top 10 times this year, but the result definitely drew the biggest cheer of the night thus far.