Featured Athlete: Jonathan Dupree-Bufford


Harley Classe

Wingspan’s Featured Athlete for 4/7 is basketball player and track runner, junior Jonathan Dupree-Buford.

Emily Thomas, Staff Reporter

Wingspan: What is your favorite part of track?

Dupree-Bufford: “My favorite part of track is high jump, because it’s a lot of fun and I just really like to do it.”

Wingspan: What has been the most difficult part of the season

Dupree-Bufford: “No part has really been that difficult so far, I guess just the workouts and the lifting weights has been kinda tiring and difficult, but I think it’s all worth it.”

Wingspan: What has the team been working on throughout the season?

Dupree-Bufford: “We have been working on getting stronger and building power and being able to accelerate and do things at a higher level.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest inspiration?

Dupree-Bufford: “My mother, she has just always been there for me no matter what and I really respect and appreciate her.”

Wingspan: What advice would you give to underclassmen who are just getting into track?

Dupree-Bufford: “I mean, just go after it, just do what you’ve gotta do. Work hard and respect your teammates and coaches.”

Wingspan: What has been your favorite memory this season?

Dupree-Bufford: “My favorite memory this season is track meets, because even though we had to get up super early and compete, I still really enjoyed being around my teammates and just having fun with everyone.”