How sad it is when you discover your Vanguard has lied to you.
Keith Raniere has told people including evidently the Times Union
that as a teen he “tied with the state record for the 100 yard-dash”.
This did not sound true so we looked up the records.
It is apparently not true.
Raniere who was born in 1960 became a teen in 1972.
He stopped being a teen by 1980.
1977 was the last year the 100 yard dash was run at states. It then became the 100 meter. Nowhere is Vanguard listed.
Here are the winners for state record.
NYSPHSAA boys outdoor track championships
100 yards — Dave Meyer (Berner-8) :09.8
100 yards — Neil Green (Millbook-1) :09.8
100 yards — Willie Smith (Uniondale-8) :09.6
100 yards — Keith Broughton (Williamsville North-6) :09.9
100 yards — Adley Raboy (Maine-Endwell-4) :09.7
100 yards — Ed Vincze (Wheatley-8) :09.6
100 meters — Brian Denman (Boys-PSAL) :10.5
100 meters — Mark McMillian (Corning East-5) :10.6
100 meters — George Nicholas (St. Joe’s-CHSAA) :10.83
100 meters – Bryant Littlejohn (Buffalo Turner-CHSAA) :10.6
Now it is possible that when Raniere says he tied for the state record in the 100 yard dash, he meant that he timed himself at home and found it to be tied with the true record holders.
But we could not find Raniere in the record books.
So here’s a shout out to you, Keith– could you forward to us some proof of your tying for the state record in the 100 yard dash?
I will print it and eat a measure of crow if you do so.
Otherwise I will suspect that you are doing a little bullshitting.
Now of course a lot of people pad thier resume and lie about thier accomplishments.
But Keith, you are supposed to be a beacon of truth to your followers.
If you have lied to them, how can they believe you can lead them to the truth?