~By Karen Crouse
LOS ANGELES -- The choice was hers. Rebecca Soni could slide over into the lanes with the U.S.C. distance swimmers for a series of 300-yard repeats with precious seconds to catch her breath. Or she could join the sprinters for a series of 50-yard swims with enough time in between to converse.
On the surface, this might not seem like much of a choice. Soni, a junior whose best event is the 200 breaststroke, once tried to keep swimming when her heart seemed to want to jump out of her chest.
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