Wyatt Christensen of Kingston, won the 9-year-old expert class at the USA BMX Grand Nationals held in Tulsa, Okla., this weekend. Christensen calls the Lincoln Park BMX Track in Port Angeles his home track. (Courtesy photo)

Wyatt Christensen of Kingston, won the 9-year-old expert class at the USA BMX Grand Nationals held in Tulsa, Okla., this weekend. Christensen calls the Lincoln Park BMX Track in Port Angeles his home track. (Courtesy photo)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Lincoln Park BMX-based rider wins national title

PORT ANGELES — Kingston’s Wyatt Christensen, who rides at the Lincoln Park BMX Track in Port Angeles, won the 9-year-old export class in Tulsa, Okla., this weekend at the USA BMX Grand Nationals.

The win made Christensen the 2021 BMX national champion in the 9-year-old age group.

His season points were high enough to rank No. 8 in the United States among all amateur men and boys regardless of age.

Christensen will head to France in 2022 to compete in the UCI BMX World Championships, where he will defend his world title from Belgium in 2019, the last time the world championships were held.

Girls basketball Crescent 54, Quilcene 13

QUILCENE — The Crescent girls basketball team began its season with a 54-13 win over Quilcene.

The Loggers’ Kaylen Mason had 24 points, eight rebounds and a whopping 17 steals. JoCy Kaslahskas scored 12 points, while Payton Feildsend and Natalie Tenneson each had six points, Makiah Clark four and Mackenzie Belford two.

Coach Mike Hazelett said the Loggers’ defense also had strong performances from Kaslahskas, Clark, Tenneson and Hayden Horn.

Crescent next plays Lake Quinault at home at 3 p.m. Saturday, with the boys game beginning at 4:45 p.m. Quilcene plays Friday at Mary M. Knight.

Peninsula Daily News

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