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Torres bests herself in 50m butterfly

Updated: May 22, 2009, 9:04 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dara Torres' last-minute decision to try the 50-meter butterfly turned out better than she imagined.

Torres set an American record Friday morning, then improved that time in the evening final at the Texas Senior Circuit No. 2 meet at Texas A&M.

The 42-year-old Torres, who won three silver medals in Beijing last summer, says she's hardly worked on the butterfly since 2000. She only entered the event on Thursday because she's been fighting a bronchial infection ...

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