LSU Gold
Position
Distance
Height
5'9
Class
Graduate Student
Hometown
Covington, La.
High School
St. Paul's School
Experience
4L

Career Record

2021 All LSWA Team
2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 All-Region Team (South Central)
2019 LSWA Men’s Runner of the Year
2019 All-Louisiana Men’s Cross Country Team
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

2021 (Graduate Student)
Scored for the Tigers at four meets … finished 12th with a 6k time of 19:56.4 at the LSU Invitational … placed 19th at the Arturo Barrios Invitational with an 8k readout of 24:05.6 … finished 37th in the 8k race at the SEC Championships with a time of 24:47.0 … finished 39th at the Chile Pepper Festival with an 8k time of 24:57.1 … placed 100th with a 10k time of 33:54.2 at the South Central Regional.

2020 (SENIOR)
Crossed the finish line in 34th place with a time of 25:06.0 at the SEC Cross Country Championships … Key contributor for the Tigers as he was the second-highest LSU finisher in each of the team’s four meets … Registered a season best eighth place finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational where he ran a time of 24:12.2 … Placed 12th in the 8k event with a time of 24:47.5 at the Florida State Invitational … Ran through the chute with a time of 18:27.2 in the 6k to place 19th at the LSU SEC Preview Meet.

2019 (JUNIOR)
Competed in five out of seven meets during the 2019 season … notched his best finish of the season at the LSU Invitational (5k) running a personal record time of 14:49.5, placing second overall … placed ninth for LSU at the Joe Piane Invitational (5-Mile) with a time of 24:31.5 … finished in 20th place at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (8k) with a time of 24:19.4 … was the top runner to finish for LSU at the SEC Championships (8k) where he placed 20th and set a PR of 23:29.9 … earned a spot on the South Central All Region team for his performance at the NCAA South Central Regionals (10k) where he placed 16th overall with a time of 30:43.9 … was LSU’s top finisher at all five meets he competed at.

2018 (SOPHOMORE)
Competed in all six races during the 2018 season … Notched his best finish of the season at the McNeese Season Opener (4k) as he led the Tigers with a eighth-place individual finish, recording a time of 12:48.1 … Placed 24th at the LSU Invitational (4 mile) running a time of 21:45.20 … Followed that performance with a 16th-place finish at the Joe Piane Invitational (5 mile) with a readout of 25:09.27 … Earned a 79th-place finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (8k) recording a time of 25:54.1 … Ended his sophomore campaign at the NCAA South Central Regional (8k) with a 26th-place finish.

2017 (FRESHMAN)
LSU’s leading runner for the majority of his freshman campaign … Led the men’s team in four of seven races … Recorded four Top 25 finishes, three in the Top 15 … In every race of first collegiate season, never finished outside of the Top 55 individually … Helped the men’s team secure a second-place team finish to start the year in the New Orleans Invitational (5k) as he earned a season-best seventh-place individual finish … Led the Tigers in the Texas A&M Invitational (8k), recording a time of 24:17.30 … Earned 13th-place in the LSU Invitational (6k) with a time of 17:55.50 … Finished in 25th-place at the Bulldog SEC Preview (8k) at 26:08.90 … Ended his freshman season at the NCAA South Central Regional (10k) with a 54th-place finish, recording a time of 31:47.30.

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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