Ping placed 16th in the professional women's field with a new 5K PR of 16:36, a new world record for 13-year-olds. This is her third 5K road race world record, as she is the fastest-ever 10-year-old (18:19) and 11-year-old (17:28.3) in the event. The prior 13-year-old record was 16:43, set in 1995 by Yui Fukuda of Japan.
Ping, an eighth grader from Utah, was recently ruled eligible to compete at NXN next weekend after a controversial back-and-forth with Nike.
Hunter, a 2016 graduate of Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia who runs professionally for adidas, placed 11th overall in 13:56. The run marks a new 5K PR for Hunter, who is a middle-distance specialist. His last race was a mile PR of 3:57.15 at the Sir Walter Miler in August.