Eric Coston Season 2020
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.
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.