She did kind of run her own race. They surged in the early miles and she let the lead pack go and then caught back up to them.
Then she was with the lead pack of about 6 and was dropped but did pass one lady in the last four or five miles to move from 4th to 3rd.
She ran a smart race. You cannot expect someone to run alone for most of the race and PR by 14 minutes. She was smart to go with the pack even though they went out a little too fast.