Position
Distance
Height
5'9
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Covington, La.
High School
St. Paul's School
Major
Industrial Engineering

Career Record

2021 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2016 Gatorade Louisiana Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
2016 New Balance Nationals Bronze Medalist (Mile)
9x Louisiana Track & Field State Champion
2x Louisiana Cross Country State Champion

Top 10 LSU Marks
No. 5 – 3,000m Run – 8:02.15
No. 7 – DMR – 9:43.14

2021 Outdoor (JUNIOR)
Ran personal best of 3:46.72 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold to claim gold … registered personal best of 1:50.52 in the 800 meter run at the Crimson Tide Invitational to place fourth … won gold in the 1,500 meter run at the LSU Invitational with a time of 3:46.88 … represented LSU in the 1,500 meter run at the SEC Championships.

2021 Indoor (SENIOR)
Scored points for LSU at the SEC Championships in the 3,000 meter run (8:06.14/5th) and distance medley relay (9:43.14/6th) … the time of 9:43.14 was seventh fastest in LSU history … captured a pair of personal bests at the Music City Challenge in the mile (4:06.13) and 3,000 meters (8:02.15) … the time of 8:02.15 ranks as the fifth fastest in LSU history … his PR in the mile was 16 seconds faster than his previous personal best … his personal best in the 3,000 meters was a 22 second improvement as well … ran PR of 1:50.71 in the 800 meters at the Charlie Thomas Invitational to earn silver … claimed silver in the 800 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 1:54.26.

2020 INDOOR (JUNIOR)
Member of the ninth fastest distance medley relay in LSU history with a time of 9:46.35 that earned sixth place at the SEC meet … put together his best finish of the season in his season debut at the Corky Classic by finishing in fourth place in the mile run with a time of 4:22.65 … registered a personal best time in the 3k with a time of 8:24.45 to place eighth at the Razorback Invitational … crossed the finish line in 140th place in the 3,000 meter run at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational with a time of 8:28.62 … represented LSU in the 3,000 meter run at the SEC Championships.

2019 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Represented LSU at the SEC Championships … took first in the 800 meter run at the LSU Invitational with a personal best of 1:52.09 … placed fifth in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a readout of 3:54.06 … took sixth with a PR of 3:53.63 in the 1,500 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … ran an 800 meter run time of 1:57.78 to take ninth at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.

2019 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Member of the DMR squad that placed ninth at the SEC Championships with a time of 10:07.31 … placed seventh with a mile time of 4:22.96 at the Red Raider Invite.

2018 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Competed solely in the 800 meter run … registered a season best of 1:50.80 at the Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational to place seventh … claimed gold in the 1,500 meter run (1:50.89) at the Battle on the Bayou … garnered a second-place finish at the Miami Hurricane Invitational with a time of 1:51.34 … took third at his season opener, the Louisiana Classics, with a time of 1:52.30 … placed fourth in the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a readout of 1:51.08 … placed 17th at the SEC Championships in the 800 meter run.

2018 INDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Placed ninth in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:46.56 at the Corky Classic … registered best time of his career in the 3,000 meter run (8:40.16) at the SEC Championships to finish in 26th place … ran 5,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational in 15:27.80 (personal best) to finish eighth.

PRIOR TO LSU
The most prolific high school distance runner in the state of Louisiana in a generation … Twice crowned the Louisiana Class 5A State Cross Country Champion as a freshman in 2013 and senior in 2016 … Honored as the 2016 Gatorade Louisiana Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year following a historic senior season at St. Paul’s School … Set the three-mile state record of 14 minutes, 25.70 seconds at the St. Joseph’s Academy Invitational on Oct. 1, 2016 … Captured District 6-5A and Region 2-5A titles en route to his second career Class 5A state cross country championship with a winning three-mile run of 15:19.50 at the state meet … Captured back-to-back Class 5A cross country silver medals as a sophomore in 2014 and again as a junior in 2015 … Set a career-best 5k cross country time of 15:03.88 in 2016 … Placed 11th in 2015 and 32nd in 2016 at the Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championship … His 11th-place finish at the 2015 Foot Locker South Regional was the third-highest finish ever by a Louisiana runner … Twice crowned the All-State Sugar Bowl Metro Champion in cross country … Nine times a Class 5A state champion on the track while running for St. Paul’s School … Swept state championships in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters in three-straight years from 2015-17 at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A Outdoor State Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Won two indoor state championships in the 3,200 meters in 2014 and 2016 and another indoor crown in the 1,600 meters as a senior in 2017 … Senior season in 2017 highlighted by winning the two-mile title at the Mobile Challenge of Champions with a career best of 9:22.61 … Crowned the 2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Bronze Medalist in the mile while running a personal-best time of 4:20.09 … Also set lifetime bests of 1:56.01 in the 800 meters, 4:11.44 in the 1,600 meters and 9:11.56 in the 3,200 meters during his prep career … Personal best of 4:11.44 is a state record in Louisiana … Swept New Balance Indoor and New Balance Outdoor national titles in the freshman mile during the 2014 season … Six-time Region 2-5A Champion and 10-time District 6-5A Champion in cross country and track and field during his time at St. Paul’s School.

PERSONAL
Full name is Eric James Von Coston … Born on Dec. 18, 1998 … Parents are Catrese and Werner Coston … An honor student at St. Paul’s School with a cumulative 3.72 grade-point average for his prep career … Plans to major in industrial engineering at LSU.

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