|High School:||East Valley HS '09|
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 this 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 his senior year.