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Timonium's Becca Meyers sets world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
Timonium's Becca Meyers sets world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

Becca Meyers on Thursday became the second Baltimore-area swimmer in two days to break a world record at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, of Timonium, swam her morning preliminary in the women's 400-meter freestyle S13 race in 4 minutes, 25.31 seconds, besting the five-year-old mark of 4:28.64. Meyers went on to win the gold medal in the event during the evening final with a 4:25.58. The event, not contested at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where Meyers made her Paralympic debut with a silver and bronze medal, is slated for inclusion in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm really, really happy with my swims today,"...

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