Johnathan Buchanan
Johnathan Buchanan
Height: 6-3
Year: SO
Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
High School: Classical
Events: Throws
Major: Engineering

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • Shot Put: 13.87 (2018-19 at URI Pre-Conference Meet)
    • Weight Throw: 17.07 (2018-19 at URI Coaches Tribute)
  • Outdoor
    • Discus: 41.53 (2018-19 at Holy Cross Men's Meet)
    • Hammer: 54.80 (2018-19 at Atlantic 10 Championship)
    • Shot Put: 13.24 (2018-19 at Bryant Black & Gold Invitational)

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Atlantic 10 Outdoor All-Rookie Team (Hammer)
  • 2019 Atlantic 10 Indoor All-Rookie Team (Weight Throw)


  • Indoor:
    • Won the weight throw (15.99m) at the Husky Invitational.
    • Finished ninth in the weight throw (15.89m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished 11th in the weight throw (15.40m) at the Sorlein Invitational.
    • Finished 14th in the weight throw (16.16m) at the Columbia Challenge.
    • Finished 13th in the weight throw (16.00m) at the New England Championship.
    • Placed second in the weight throw (17.07m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Finished third in the weight throw (16.38m) and sixth in the shot put (1.87m) at the URI Pre-Conference Meet.
    • Finished seventh in the weight throw (16.34m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished third in the hammer (53.68m) and 12th in the shot put (13.24m) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer (52.49m) and 24th in the discus (32.95m) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Placed second in the hammer (54.54m) at the Holy Cross Invite.
    • Placed third in the hammer (54.50m) and finished seventh in the discus (41.53m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Placed third in the hammer (54.80m) and 13th in the discus (40.51m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished ninth in the hammer (52.44m) at the New England Championship.


  • Indoor:
    • Finished 12th in the weight throw (12.95m) at the Coaches Tribute Meet.
    • Finished 12th in the weight throw (15.42m) at the Sorlien Invitational.
  • Outdoor:
    • Did not compete.

High School

  • Attended Classical High School.
  • Member of the track team as a shot put and hammer thrower.
  • Captained the track team for two years.
  • Earned All-State and All-Class.
  • All-Division Champions.


  • Born October 28, 1999.
  • Son of Matthew Buchanan and Diana Figueroa.
  • Has two younger sisters, Natalia and Maribel.
  • Chose URI over Eastern Michigan and Central Connecticut. 
  • Decided on Rhode Island because of the Engineering program and the track team.
  • Lists favorite athlete as LeBron James and favorite team as the New England Patriots.
  • Majoring in Engineering.