GREENSBORO, N.C. – Franklin & Marshall's Becca Meyers finished up competition at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, placing sixth in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:54.61. Kenyon's Marysol Arce struck gold in the event with a winning time of 16:33.29.
Meyers' finish not only earns her a place on the podium, but also secures her All-America honors. Her sixth-place finish is the best by a Diplomat since Kelly Landman took fourth in the 200-yard butterfly in 2007.
Meyers qualified for the event's fastest heat after her time of 16:43.06 at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships was the fourth best in Division III this year. Her mark at the CC Championships reset the meet, conference, and school records in addition to giving the Baltimore native gold in the event.
The 1650 signals the conclusion of Meyers' competition at the NCAA Championships. The junior also competed in the 500- and 200-yard freestyles during the week.