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Radiya Buchanan
Radiya Buchanan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canton, Mass.

High School:
Canton

Event:
Jumps

Major:
Sociology

As A Junior (2013-14): Indoor - Pentathlon: earned a bronze medal at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) thanks a two-day point total of 2,902 ... High Jump: cleared a personal-best height of 1.50 meters to place seventh at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) ... Long Jump: reached a seasonal best 4.86 meters at the NYU Saturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) ... 60-Meter Hurdles: clocked a personal-best time of 10.52 seconds at the NYU Saturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) ...Outdoor - High Jump: claimed an individual title at the SJU Monday Meeting (April 21) thanks to a clearance at 1.50 meters ... set a personal-best with a jump of 1.55 meters in a 10th-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship (March 10) ... 100-Meter Hurdles: clocked a personal-best time of 16.86 seconds at the BIG EAST Championship (March 10), finishing eighth ... Javelin: reached a mark of 19.52 meters at the Princeton Quad (April 12), a personal best.

As A Sophomore (2012- 2013): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... Indoor - did not compete ... Outdoor - claimed the individual triple jump title at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1) with a mark of 33 feet, 10 inches ... placed second in the high jump at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1) with a clearance of 1.51 meters ... placed seventh in the long jump at the UCF Black & Gold meet (May 16) with a mark of 4.57 meters.

As A Freshman (2011-12): Indoor - Long Jump: recorded a season-best jump of 5.18 meters at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) ... placed tenth at the Long Island Championship (Jan. 20) with a mark of 5.03 meters ... Triple Jump: tied for sixth at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) with a jump of 10.65 meters ... jumped a season-best 10.71 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet (Jan. 14) ... Outdoor - Long Jump: shared the individual title at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 9) with a 4.90 meter jump ... set a season-best mark of 5.00 meters at the Metropolitan Championship (April 13).

At Canton: lettered five years in track & field and also served as captain her senior year ... was also a member of the soccer and basketball teams ... achieved personal records in track of 60 seconds in the 400-meter run, 37 feet 6 inches in the triple jump and 5 feet 1 inch in the high jump.

Personal: Daughter of Maryam Abdul-Rahim ... plans to study sociology with career aspirations of becoming a therapist ... knows the Arabic alphabet ... cites her middle school basketball coach as the most influential person in her life.

Off the Track

Favorite Movie: "Love & Basketball"

Favorite Food: Chicken, macaroni and cheese

Favorite Book: "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

Favorite Pro Athlete: Cam Newton

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