Rebecca Soni is a quasi local girl here in L.A.. She started in New Jersey and now lives here in Los Angeles as a USC junior. She is on the front page of the Daily News today with a subsequent profile on page 3 of the sports page.
Last year she developed an irregular heartbeat and in July went with cardiac ablation surgery to fix it. It has an amazing success rate, it's minimally invasive too but certainly not pleasant. So, with last Summer shot for training, look at her now! Faster than any time Amanda Beard has posted this year. :-P
Lane 9 News: "... Rebecca Soni paced the field in the morning heats with a time of 2:28.37, while Caitlin Leverenz finished second in 2:29.24. Keri Hehn closed out the sub-2:30 efforts with a third-place 2:29.80. ..." [Link]
Here is a link to her USC profile: [Link]