Prior to Southern - Buckner comes to Southern from Lamar High School, in Lamar, Mo ... Buckner was a four-year letterwinner on the cross country team at Lamar for coach Rodney Baldridge ... As a senior, he helped the Tigers to the Missouri Class 2 state championship and was an All-State selection finishing 20th at the meet ... He helped the Tigers to a district and sectional championship, as well ... He was a three time All-Conference and All-District Pick in cross country, while being named All-Conference All- District and All-State in track and field ... Also a three-year starter on the basketball court for the Tigers, he helped lead the basketball team to a district championship ... H is the school record holder in the 5k.
Personal - Drew is the son of Steve (an MSSU grad) and Marlys Buckner. He plans to major in biology at Southern.