Last Updated: May 14, 2011
At Michigan ... 2009 Outdoor Big Ten Champion (400-meter hurdles) ... 2009 First Team All-Big Ten (Outdoor)... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2010) ... Named 2011 Leader of Distinction (U-M), awarded to student-athletes who participate in the Michigan Leadership Academy Program and received the best feedback from coaches and teammates in a leadership profile examination.
Senior (2011) ... Championships Meets ... Finished ninth in the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Outdoors Championships ... Outdoor ... Made outdoor debut at the EMU Twilight Invitational (April 22); missed previous three months prior to that point due to hamstring injury ... Indoor ... Set a meet record and recorded a new personal best in the 60-meter hurdles against Ohio State in "The Dual" (Jan. 15), winning with a time of 7.90 ... ran on the first-place 4x400-meter relay team at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (Jan. 8).
Junior (2010) ... Outdoor... Placed 12th in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., with a time of 50.69 (June 11)... finished 10th in the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 50.66 in the semifinals and ran on the 4x400-meter relay team (finishing in 17th) at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries (May 28)... finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Big Ten Championships (May 16)... won the 400-meter hurdles at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (April 16)... won the 400-meter hurdles and finished seventh in the 400-meter dash at the Duke Invitational (April 3-4)... scored two Top-10 finishes at Victor Lopez/Bayou Classic (March 27), taking third in the 400-meter hurdles and seventh in 110-meter hurdles... Indoor... finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28)... set career-high in 400-meter dash at GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 13)... finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6)... ran the 400-meter dash for the first time in his career at the Rod McCravy Invitational (Jan. 31), finishing fifth (48.19). U-M's top performer in that event... won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.01 at "The Dual" (Jan. 16)... won 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.02 at EMU Invitational (Jan. 9).
Sophomore (2009) ... Outdoor... finished 23rd in the 400-meter hurdle prelims with a time of 52.10 at the NCAA Championships (June 10-13) ... finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.82 and was part of the seventh-place 4x400-meter relay team which had a season-best time of 3:07.83 at the NCAA Mideast regional Championships (May 29-30) ... won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.84, finished third in the 110-meter hurdles with a career-best and NCAA regional time of 14.27 and was part of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay team at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17) ... finished first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.81 at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 8) ... recorded an NCAA regional time of 51.10 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (April 17) ... finished first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time 14.35 and first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.41 (April 11) ... Indoor...finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 7.97 and was part of the third-place 4x400-meter relay squad which posted a season-best time of 3:12.07 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) ... finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.99 at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 31) ... won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.04 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 24) ... finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.17 against Ohio State (Jan. 17).
Freshman (2008) ... Outdoor... scored for the Wolverines placing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (52.53) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 18) ... finished fourth at the USA Junior Championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 51.81 ... won the 110-meter hurdles (14.57) at the Ohio State/Michigan Dual Meet (April 5) ... Indoor... placed 10th in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.14 at the Big Ten Championships ... placed third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.24) at the Simmons/Harvey Invite (Jan. 26) ... took third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.34) against Ohio State (Jan. 19) ... finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.29) at the Eastern Michigan Open (Jan. 12).
Prep ... Clay High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Second in the state in 110m/300m hurdles (2007) ... Third in the state in the 110m and fourth in the 300m hurdles (2006) ... All-conference (2004-07) ... Team M.V.P. (2004-07) ... Cross country captain and sportsmanship awards (2006-07).
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Born on March 22, 1989 ... Son of Carl and Josie Buchanon ... Sister, Latoya, ran track at Western Michigan (2000-05).
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