Meyerhoff, the 2006 graduate, was an All-American and ACC cross-country champion while with the Blue Devils. She continued her athletic pursuits since graduation and had qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.
Meyerhoff had planned to attend the Duke Invite and compete in the 3,000m. A sad turn of events derailed these plans when she was struck by a truck in her home of Maricopa Az. while biking and training for a triathlon. Dozens of the men’s and women’s track field members, alumni, friends and family, gathered to celebrate Meyerhoff and her love of life, energy, and all things animal print.
It was announced at the end of ceremony that the Fitness Loop on the Al Buhler Trail would be renamed after her for her contribution to the university and runners everywhere. She continues to inspire with the creation of the Sally Meyerhoff Foundation, a fund created to assist post-collegiate runners chase their racing dreams.