Notre Dame Track took on DePaul, Western Michigan (girls), and Michigan State on January 22nd, 2010.
AS A SENIOR:Compiled an outstanding final indoor/outdoor track & field season while competing in 16 meets ... aided the 4x400 relay team to a ninth place finish (3:05.77) in the semi-finals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... earned a third place finish in the 400m hurdles (51.59), a fourth place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:07.77) and a 13th place finish in the preliminaries of the 110m hurdles (14.77) at the ACC Outdoor Championships ... also aided the 4x400 relay team to a first place finish (3:08.51) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... helped the 4x400 relay team to a sixth place finish (3:06.43) at the Drake Relays ... recorded a ninth place finish in the 500m dash (1:05.98) and a seventh place finish (8.12) in the semi-finals of the Meyo Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Had a strong junior season, winning the 400m hurdles (PR - 52.13) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships before receiving honorable mention All-America honors with the 4x400m relay team (3:10.14) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 400m hurdles ... also helped the 4x400m relay team take sixth (3:14.82) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... placed third at the Drake Relays in the 4x400m relay (3:05.87) ... finished second in the 400m hurdles (52.77) and first as a member of the 4x100m team (40.96) at the Polytan Invitational ... competed in four events at the Louisville Border Battle finishing fifth in the 100m hurdles (15.03), second with the 4x100m relay (40.88), second in the 400m hurdles (52.89) and first with the 4x400m team (3:12.03) ... placed fourth in the 400m hurdles and notched another win with the 4x400m team at the Stanford Invitational ... third place finish in the 400m hurdles (53.11) and a first place finish on the 4x400m relay at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... finished sixth in the 60m hurdles (8.16) and second in the 4x400m relay (3:08.28) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to earn all-BIG EAST honors in the latter ... helped the 4x400m relay team come in first (3:09.93) at the Meyo Invitational ... finished second with the 4x400m team at the Indiana University Relays ... first place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.16) and in the 4x400m relay (3:12.68) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed first in both the 60m hurdles and the 4x400m relay at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... kicked off the season with a fifth place finish in the 200m (23.02), first place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.20) and a first place finish with the 4x400m relay (3:14.50) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Participated in 11 indoor and outdoor track & field meets ... placed eighth in the 400m hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... was champion in the 60m hurdles (8.35) at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational ... picked up four second-place finishes on the year ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed with the sprints squad, racing in each of the 60m, 200m, 400m, 60m hurdles, 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles over the course of the year ... earned a monogram ... earned best time of the season in the 60m dash at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing fourth in 7.19 seconds ... placed third in heat and 16th overall in the 200m dash at the Indiana University Relays, earning his best time in the event on the year in 22.96 seconds ... earned fastest mark in the 400m dash at the Blue & Gold Invitational, finishing sixth in heat and overall at 50.37 seconds ... booked fastest time in the 60m hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 8.34 seconds in prelims, earning a berth in the finals ... placed seventh in said finals after crossing in 8.47 seconds ... only competed in the 110m and 400m hurdles on the outdoor season ... earned quickest finish in the 110m hurdles at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational, crossing in 14.83 seconds ... at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, finished ninth in prelims with his fastest time in the 400m hurdles at 53.26 seconds.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Seven- time letter winner in track & field and football at Clay (Ind.) ... track & field conference and regional champion during his junior and senior campaigns ... nationally ranked in track & field as a junior and senior ... team captain in both football and track & field in his senior season ... MVP in track & field during his senior campaign ... all-conference, all-city and all-state selection during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons in track & field ... born in South Bend, Ind. ... son of Carl and Josie Buchanon ... brother, Carl, runs for Michigan ... sister, Latoya, ran at Western Michigan ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in sociology ... also working towards a secondary major in pre-professional studies.