Bunn denies posting false marks on mastersrankings.com
Yesterday’s post about discrepancies between Steve Bunn’s times on mastersrankings.com and the actual meet results has brought a response — from Steve Bunn. In a comment posted this morning, he writes (in part): “I can assure you all that I have NOT manipulated any times posted on the site nor have I personally submitted any times for the 2008 indoor season.” This now becomes a case of apparent sabotage (with someone else posting marks under Steve’s name), so I hope the prankster who posted the false marks is identified and disciplined. I encourage everyone to monitor their own marks on mastersrankings.com to assure the site’s accuracy and credibility.
Here is what Steve posted on the original blog entry:
I just had this information forwarded to me and I am shocked. First, I was not aware that results could be altered on the site until today upon recieving this email. I believe someone in the masters community is having a little fun with me at my expense. Over the last 5 years or so I have met many of you and formed many lasting relationships through masters track and field. It seems I am presumed guilty. I can assure you all that I have NOT manipulated any times posted on the site nor have I personally submitted any times for the 2008 indoor season. Those of you who know me personally as well as the work I do both professionally and in the community can attest to my character. I am deeply offended and upset over the matter.