Leya Buchanan running beside Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye

Leya Buchanan


• Made her IAAF World Championships debut in 2017, competing in the 100m
• Reached the 100m final at the 2018 NACAC Championships in Toronto, finishing eighth
• Finished 18th in the 100m at the 2018 NCAA Championships
• Finished second in the 100m at the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Championships


Getting into the Sport: Started running track at age 11… Her mom had been a track athlete and saw potential for excellence in her… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Never stop believing in yourself…

Notable International Results

IAAF World Championships: 2017 – 36th (100m)

NACAC Championships: 2018 – 8th (100m), 9th (200m)

NACAC U23 Championships: 2016 – 4th (100m), 7th (200m), 4th (4x100m relay)