Sally loved running, and loved racing. She had recently won the Rock N' Roll Arizona Marathon and was on her way to the Olympic Trials. With such a strong run and fitness level, she was also ready to take the triathlon world by storm by leveraging her marathon. All of these dreams were ended on March 8th, 2011 when Sally was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike. Sally grew up running for Mountain Pointe Highschool in Arizona and had been a vital part of the Arizona athletic community for years. A common site at most local races would be Sally, in her typical attire of pink compression socks, and some article of clothing which had at least an inch of cheetah print on it. Even though she did not have the most typical outfit on, I think most local Arizona runners have the same visual memory of those pink socks slowly going off into the distance.
Sally discovered her love for running at an early age, while in middle school. As a High School runner she won nine state titles. In her senior year at Mountain Pointe High school, she was the Gatorade High School athlete of the nation and the National High School Coaches Association's athlete of the nation.
Upon receiving a scholarship to Duke University she became a three time collegiate All American. After turning pro she set the American record for ten miles and won countless road races. She qualified for the Olympic trials in her first attempt at a marathon. Her second marathon was Boston Marathon where she finished 20th overall.
In her death this foundation has been created as a way not just to honor her, but to also give back to the community and athletes which may be in need.