Sports briefs — Feb. 7, 2024

SHS grad Pyeatt places ninth at invitational

Former Sequim High racing ace Riley Pyeatt posted the top individual finish for the Abilene Christian University (Texas) Wildcats at the Robert Platt Invitational, hosted by the University of Houston in late January.

Pyeatt, a 2022 Sequim High grad and sophomore at Abilene, finished the 800-meter race at the invitational in 2:18.10, good for ninth place.

She competed in four indoor meets and four outdoor meets in the 2022-23 season for the Wildcats.

Lincoln Park BMX riders earn world berths

Five riders from Lincoln Park BMX have qualified for six total spots for Team USA to compete at the UCI World BMX Championships, set for May 8-10 in Rock Hill, S.C.

Teyah Elofson-Cross, a fifth-grader from Dry Creek Elementary, qualified to race 12 Girls 20” Challenge class at Phoenix, Ariz., in late January. She will be trying to qualify for the 12 & Under 24” Challenge class at Blue Ridge National at Lexington, Va., Feb 9-11. She rides for Mayhem BMX.

Kylin Weitz, a fifth-grader from Franklin Elementary, qualified to race 11 Girls 20” Challenge class and 12 & Under Girls 24” Challenge class at Phoenix in January. Weitz rides for Cycle Therapy.

Warren Christensen, a first-grader at Richard Gordan Elementary (Kingston) qualified to race 8 Boys 20” Challenge class at Phoenix.

This will be the first world championships for Christensen, Elofson-Cross and Weitz.

Also qualifying are Elinor Christensen, a fourth-grader at Richard Gordan Elementary (Kingston), competing in her third world championship, and Wyatt Christensen, a sixth-grader at Kingston Middle School competing in his fourth world championship.