The Lejeune High School boys and girls spring track team hosted a spring track meet at the Lejeune High School Athletic Stadium on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 14.
Lejeune girls took first place with a team score of 84, East Carteret came in second place 69.5, Croatan secured third 68 and Dixon in fourth 28.5
The Lejeune boys team score was 80.5 leaving Croatan in second with 76.5, Dixon taking third 58 and East Carteret in fourth with 57.
“The guys definitely have a groove and yesterday was exciting for us to win at home— the kids got a good feel for who are competition is,” said Bronwyn Schwend, LHS boys track coach. “The kids felt very competitive, especially for the newer kids who don’t have a whole lot of experience [competing]. Karl Benson and Kyle Baldwin are some of my leaders on the team.”
Lejeune freshman Anna Perdue took first place in the discus throw at 70-1.
“Our team captains are Taylor Pound, Elizabeth Schwend and Jameela Rod,” said Debra Bryant, LHS girls track head coach. “They are veterans of the track program who run cross-country, winter track and spring track who know a lot of these guys and knows what it takes.”
Sophomore Jameela Rod took second for Lejeune in the High Jump at 4-08.
Lejuene junior Taylor Pound won the 3,200 with a time of 14:14.
The Lejeune girls took first place in the 4x200 team at 2:03.41, 4x400 at 4:57.70 and 4x800 at 11:59.80.
Kyle Baldwin for the Lejeune boys, took second in the pole vault at 11 feet, 6 inches while snagging a second finish in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.3 seconds. In the shot put, Baldwin took second at 31 feet and 4.25 inches and also took fifth in triple jump at 32-1.
Lejeune boys triple jump threat, Levan Taylor, was second at 37-06.
The Lejeune boys's 4x400 team took first at 3:49.70 and the 4x800 at 9:08.00.
Sophomore Nicholas Presley secured first place in the 3200 meter run at 11:24. Junior Noah Tungett at 2:20 took first place in the 800 meter run.
Lejeune spring track returns to action next Thursday at Trask High School starting at 4 p.m.