Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today's 440 Yard Time Trial

79 seconds.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Raybuck Moves up to 4.0 Ranking

In tennis news, Mark Raybuck finally beat a legitimate USATF Level 4.0 player last night at the Buffalo Racquet Club, edging out Ken Malke 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Raybuck came close last week in a tight 3-setter, but last night was "the night" as Raybuck used his classic "ping-pong" forehand, quick reflexes, and running ability to overcome Malke's admittedly better tennis skills. During many long rallies, Raybuck shocked his opponent by running down seemingly impossible shots for the average player, at a minimum forcing the rally to one more stroke, and often winning the point. Raybuck also ran to the net more often than usual, confusing his opponent, and causing unforced errors.

Although never formally ranked, Raybuck will now claim a 4.0 status (at least for now).

Footnote: This post is about running.

Mark