Height: 5'9"
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Covington, La.
High School: St. Paul's School
Major: Industrial Engineering
Experience: 1 Letter


Career Record

Events: 1,500M (3:56.69), Mile (4:26.82), 3,000M (I: 8:40.16 O: 9:05.72), 5,000M (15:27.80)

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

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.

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.

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.

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