The Lejeune High School winter track team finished top three at the Coastal 8 Conference (1A/2A) meet at Heide Trask High School, Feb. 5.

The LHS boys got second place with gold medal-winning performances from Karl Benson, Niklas Cooper, Nicholas Presley, Tyler Shelton and Kyle Baldwin, who was named the conference's most outstanding track & field athlete.

The LHS girls were two points shy of second. Skyler Kuncik, Elizabeth Schwend, Hailey Lamb and Madilyne Blanton earned silver medals. 

More than a dozen LHS athletes will compete at the 1A/2A state meet on Saturday in Winston-Salem.