Reid Buchanan

Manhattan, KS University of Portland Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Reid Buchanan

Born and raised in Manhattan, KS, Reid attended Manhattan High School where he was a track and cross country standout. Though basketball is his first love, and he also played football, Reid found running his junior year and his talent was recognized state-wide. Reid was a 4-time Kansas state champion and set school records in distances ranging from 800m to 5k. From there, he transitioned to the University of Kansas to run with the Jayhawks, where, he states, "The first three years of my athletic career were…

About Reid

  • Coach: Andrew Kastor
  • Agent: Josh Cox
  • Training group: Mammoth Track Club
  • Training hurdles: I've had my fair share of hamstring injuries, although not since I transferred back 2014 (knock on wood). There is nothing worse than not being able to run, so it makes you appreciate the good and bad training days.
  • Special skills: Cooking, tailgate games, self-teaching, tinkering with electronics, recalling any pop hit from the 2000s within 5 seconds of it playing
  • Favorite foods: VEGETABLES. Always. All different kinds. And then steak, eggs, and pastries. In that order, but not necessarily together. Is coffee a food?
  • Hobbies: Socializing (meeting for coffee, beer, a sporting event.. doesn't matter. What matters is the conversation.); Reading; Movies, Photography; Electronics; Learning via Lynda.com, iTunesU, Youtube, or podcasts.
  • Favorite TV show: Family Guy
  • Favorite movie: That is tough!!! I once watched the IMDb top 100 Greatest movies of all time and basically agree with nearly all of those. Anything by Woody Allen or Wes Anderson. Annie Hall? Good Will Hunting? I don't know.
  • Dream vacation: I really want to go skiing in the Alps as well as see the Northern Lights. If I could combine those two then yeah that would be a dream.
  • Favorite place to compete: Depends on the season. I loved Madison, Wisconsin for XC because of the fall foliage and brisk air. For track, I really enjoyed the indoor season of 2016 because of the House of Track facility in Portland, OR. Hopefully they bring that back!
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas. Not so much because of the presents, mainly because I'm on break from school and like being with family!
  • Warm up song: I checked iTunes and on my "warm up" playlist the song that is most played is F**kin' Problems by A$AP Rocky. I can't relate to anything being said in the song but man it gets me hyped!
  • I most enjoy competing against: The best. High pressure meets with great competition is what makes the sport fun for me.
  • After competition indulgence: Big fan of IPAs - My favorite being a Martin's IPA from Belgium. I highly recommend it if you like IPAs!
  • Highschool PR: 800m - 1:53 Mile - 4:16 3200 - 9:24
I have come a long way since I started running my junior year of high school. Watch the 2010 Kansas Relays 800m here, my break out race.

Team Reid :

Portland Men's XC Finishes 3rd

Reid Buchanan Places 5th in the NCAA Track National Championship 10k

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