|High School:||East Valley HS '09|
Indoor Best at EWU
Shot Put 58-5 1/4 • Weight Throw 63-5 1/2
Outdoor Best at EWU
Shot Put 57-11 3/4 • Hammer Throw 196-6 • Discus 149-7
All-Big Sky Accolades: 2014 Outdoor: Champion in Shot Put.2014 Indoor: Shot Put, 2nd. Weight Throw, 3rd. 2011 Indoor: Shot Put, 3rd.
2012-13: Indoor: Buchanan placed seventh in the shot put at the BSC Indoor Championships with a personal-best throw of 55-2 3/4 to rank him 10th in school history. He placed 11th at the conference meet in the weight throw with a mark of 55-11. His season best of 56-1 came at the Vandal Indoor, where he placed third overall. Outdoor: Buchanan placed seventh in both the shot put (51-5 3/4) and hammer throw (180-0) at the BSC Outdoor Championships. His season-best of 53-11 in the shot put came in a winning effort at the All-Idaho Cup. Buchanan set his personal best of 186-9 in the hammer throw at the Duane Hartman Invitational, placing fourth. At the Dusty Lane Open, he had a season-best toss of 143-9 in the discus.
2010-11: Indoor: As a freshman, Buchanan placed third at the BSC Indoor Championships in the shot put with an indoor season-best throw of 52-6. At the 2011 Bronco Open, Buchanan had a season best of 52-6 in the weight throw. Outdoor: He took fifth at the BSC Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a toss of 52-7. In the discus throw, Buchanan had a season-best throw of 149-7 at the WAR 4. He threw his personal best of 54-1 1/4 in the shot put at the Beach Invitational, placing seventh overall. Buchanan was selected to winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.
High School: Buchanan finished first in the shot put with a mark of 60-1 3/4 at the WIAA 2A Championships and second in the discus with a throw of 159-1. He was first in both the shot put (59-6 1/2) and the discus (160-9) at the CWAC District Meet. As a junior, Buchanan finished first in the shot put with a mark of 55-10 and fourth in the discus with a toss of 152-11 at the State 2A Championships. His career-best throw in the shot put of 59-11 and in the discus of 172-6 came during his senior year.
Personal: Management Information Systems major. Born 9/23/90 in Yakima, Wash. His parents are Bill and Susan Buchanan.