Maddie Meyers, who has won 12 prep state championships in track and field and cross country for Northwest School, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to run for the University of Washington.

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Maddie Meyers, who has won 12 prep state championships in track and field and cross country for Northwest School, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to run for the University of Washington.

Meyers turned down scholarship offers from Oregon and Georgetown, both strong women’s track programs, to sign with the Huskies.

Last summer, the senior at the Capitol Hill school set a national high-school steeplechase record while qualifying for the World Youth Championships. She then placed sixth in France while breaking her own record.

Basketball

• Alaska Anchorage (16-4, 10-2 GNAC) handed Seattle Pacific only its second men’s loss in the past nine games, beating the visiting Falcons 78-69 despite David Downs’ 22 points for SPU (16-5, 8-4).

• Western Washington (19-3, 10-1 GNAC) got 19 points from John Allen in an 89-81 overtime men’s victory at Western Oregon.

Katie Benson’s two free throws with 6:24 remaining put SPU ahead to stay in a 67-62 women’s upset of eighth-ranked Alaska Anchorage (19-4, 10-2) at Brougham Pavilion. Nyesha Sims’ 13 points led the Falcons (14-6, 8-4 GNAC).

Kristin Schramm’s 22 points helped the Western Washington women (14-5, 8-3 GNAC) beat Western Oregon 68-59 in Bellingham.

Brianne Ryan scored 29 as Eastern Washington’s women (14-9, 8-2 Big Sky) beat Northern Arizona 84-58 in Cheney.

Hockey

Doug Soetaert was fired by the Everett Silvertips after a decade as general manager. Soetaert, 55, was hired a year before the team began WHL play in 2003. He had a 10-year NHL career and was goaltender for the 1986 Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens.

Golf

Washington’s men are fourth and freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan is fifth after 36 holes in the season-opening, 20-team Ameri Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Pan shot a second-round 1-under 71 and is at 7-under 137, two strokes out of the lead.

Miscellaneous

• Volleyball player Liz BishopQuitiquit, runner Jim Freeman, basketball player Celeste HillHoffman and golfer Craig Welty will join Western’s Washington Athletics Hall of Fame in a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday at the Bellingham school’s Performing Arts Center.

• The University of Mary (Bismarck, N.D.) and the University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) will join the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in men’s soccer next fall, bringing the league’s member teams to eight.

From sports-information reports.