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Originally published July 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM | Page modified July 5, 2011 at 11:23 PM

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Maddie Meyers, Amy-Eloise Neale to race in France | NW Briefs

Distance-running standouts Maddie Meyers and Amy-Eloise Neale went all the way from the Seattle area to Europe to compete against each other.

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Distance-running standouts Maddie Meyers and Amy-Eloise Neale went all the way from the Seattle area to Europe to compete against each other.

Meyers (Northwest School of Seattle) and Neale (Glacier Peak High School of Snohomish) will compete in Lille, France in the 2,000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Youth Championships, which start Wednesday. The girls steeplechase final is scheduled for Sunday.

"It is really exciting, because we know each other pretty well and I enjoy running with her," said Neale, who will compete for Great Britain. "Although Maddie will be in a different uniform, it should be a fun experience for the both of us, especially because we have not raced in the steeplechase together yet."

Both have performed well in national competitions. Last month, Meyers, who will represent the United States, set a high-school record in the steeplechase (6 minutes, 32.02 seconds) at the World Youth Track & Field Trials in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Neale, the Gatorade Washington Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, set the national high-school sophomore record in the steeplechase at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. (6:42.48) in June.

"The conditions should be the best I've had all season for the steeplechase, so I definitely want to get a personal best," said Neale, who was born in Great Britain. "I hope to place as high as I can, and feel satisfied with my race when I have finished.

"It is an honor to represent my home country. England has such a rich history of distance running that is so special to be a part of. I spent a couple of days in England before traveling to France and it was wonderful to see how excited and supportive our friends and relatives in England are."

Notes

Justin Crosgile, a 5-foot-11 guard from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is transferring to play men's basketball at Eastern Washington. He averaged 5.9 points in two seasons at St. Joseph's.

• Kansas State guard Taelor Karr will transfer to play women's basketball at Gonzaga. She started 29 games as a sophomore on a 21-11 Wildcats team last season.

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