Garrett Coalson

Garrett  Coalson


Eaton, Colo.

High School:


Shot Put | Discus

Personal-Best Marks – Shot Put: 57’5” | Discus Throw: 161’10”

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016-17: Earned all-conference honors in the shot put after finishing second at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...registered a career-best distance of 57’5” at that meet to move into seventh on the Academy’s all-time list...also claimed a runner-up finish at the Air Force Collegiate Open (55’8½”)...debuted in the program’s top-10 with that throw...earned top-five finishes at the Air Force Team Challenge (third, 53’8¼”), Air Force Invitational (third, 52’10”) and Air Force Holiday Open (fourth, 51’0¾”)...improved distance during ever meet of the indoor season...registered an outdoor-best throw of 56’10¼” to take second at the Air Force Twilight Open...that is the fourth-best throw in program history...also finished second at the Michael Johnson Invitational (55’6¼”)...posted a personal-best discus throw of 161’10” to score for the Falcons at the MW Outdoor Championships (seventh)...earned that same placement in the shot put at the conference meet (52’10¾”).

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in the shot put during six indoor meets…tossed a career-best distance of 50’6” to finish sixth at the Rocky Mountain Classic…placed within the top 10 four times…also competed in that event during three outdoor meets…posted an outdoor-best throw of 48’10” to finish fifth at the Colorado Invitational…finished third at the Air Force Twilight Open (46’3½”)…also threw the discus in three meets…tossed a career-best of 150’2” at the Twilight Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Eaton High School...state champion in the discus throw as a senior...tossed a 163’3” to win the title at the 2015 Colorado 3A Championships...finished second in that event as a junior...member of the 4x100-meter relay squad that finished second in 2013...earned all-conference honors in the discus throw and shot put...also a member of the football and wrestling teams...earned all-state honors as a linebacker in football...claimed all-conference honors in wrestling...earned all-state academic honors in all three sports (track and field, football, wrestling)...Honor Student.

PERSONAL: Full name is Garrett Ross Coalson...son of Brandon and Juliana Coalson...has one younger brother...majoring in business management...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as squadron’s Athletic NCO...named to the Athletic Director’s List for excellence in athletic performance...hobbies include horseback riding with family, camping, hunting and fishing...dream vacation would be going on a leopard hunt in Africa with his dad...uncle, Lt Col JR Coalson, is a 1997 Academy graduate...aunt, Jennifer Nelson, played basketball at Kansas State University...completed Operation Air Force at Hurlburt Field, Fla., over the summer...also vacationed in Belize...member of Cadet Squadron 17.

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