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Athlete of the Week: Amiri Buchanan

Amiri Buchanan, Romeoville, Senior, Track and Field

Amiri Buchanan
Senior, Romeoville
Amiri Buchanan Senior, Romeoville

Why Buchanan was selected: The Spartans senior won championships in the both the discus and shot put at last weekend's Naperville North Scott Invite. His 180 feet, two inch discus throw is the third-best in Illinois while his 60-8 shot put ranks him fourth in the state.

Herald-News sports writer Curt Herron talked with Buchanan.

Herron: What do you like the most about track and field?

Buchanan: The thing that I like the most is that anything can happen and track and field is a beautiful sport since you you can talk to anybody and learn new things.

Herron: What do you like the most about this year's team?

Buchanan: Our potential is through the roof. We have a young team but they get it down and realize what they can do, the sky's the limit.

Herron: What do you like the most about competing for Romeoville?

Buchanan: The best part is being a Spartan and representing Romeoville, which needs to be represented since we have a lot of talent here.

Herron: What do you want to do in the future?

Buchanan: I'm attending Illinois State University to study physical education and also compete in track and field.

Herron: Who's your favorite sports team and athlete?

Buchanan: The Bulls or Lakers. Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Herron: Who would you like to meet?

Buchanan: LeBron James.

Herron: Do you have any pets?

Buchanan: A beagle-basset hound-golden retriever mix named Benny.

Herron: What's your favorite type of food?

Buchanan: Chicken and hot wings.

Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?

Buchanan: Lifting, watching U-tube videos and eating.

Herron: What's your favorite social media site?

Buchanan: Instagram.

Herron: What's your favorite music and artist?

Buchanan: Hip hop. J. Cole.

Herron: Where is the most interesting place you've been and where would you like to visit?

Buchanan: Sacramento, California. And Los Angeles.

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