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

Career Record

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

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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