Just a thought: Lucas makes a move that unwittingly helps Conley who might not otherwise have gotten the A standard. But maybe she's thinking if she's too conservative, Conley will outkick her AND get the A standard. Or, if not, there are others on the track with the A standard and she might have had them in mind as well. It's not a given that she'd have been able to hold the others off without pushing the pace. Unfortunately for her, the move backfired, but I'm for cutting her some slack. Had she succeeded, people would be singing her praises.
But cheers for Conley for her third place, snagged at the tape!