KC's Buchanan wants to leave Champs on a high
After a third place finish in the 2000-metre steeplechase and second in the 5000 metres a year ago, Shane Buchanan, the co-captain of Kingston College's (KC) track and field team at this year's ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, is hoping to end his Champs career on a high by winning both events.
"I feel great going into the Championships and my training has been going well all season and I am feeling better now at this stage than I was last year," he said this week.
With Kingston College aiming to wrest the title from Calabar High, Buchanan, one of the favourites for the 2000 metres, steeplechase, says he is feeling some pressure.
"Knowing that I am one of the favourites here, there is a little pressure because I will be a target man but I am just staying focused and will just go out there and do what I have to do," he stated.
After playing second fiddle in the 5000 metres this season to teammate Aryamana Rodgers, his main aim is for both to earn maximum points for the school. He, however, wants to be in front at the finish.
"Training with Ari (Rodgers) gives me a great lift as we push each other in practiCe, and we will both be running a tactical race. I am hoping to use my good early pace as Ari is a strong finisher," said Buchanan.
The co-captain wants fans to come out to give their support to the school.
"I am hoping that all the KC supporters come out in large numbers to support the team as all the guys are in fantastic shape and we are confident we will win the title," Buchanan said.