Even though she got 4th at NXR, she can't run Nike Nationals because Utah doesn't allow middle schoolers to compete with high schoolers like MN did. Rules are rules, but what a bummer for her.http://www.milesplit.com/articles/197288-eighth-grader-grace-ping-not-allowed-to-race-nike-cross-nationals
An absolutely stupid rule. She qualified for the meet fair and square, she has shown that she deserves to run with these HS girls, why is everybody trying to take that opportunity away from her? I think that if a middle school qualifies for NXN (either by hitting a time or place) they should be able to run. HANDS DOWN.