I see. But on a similar note, you could have the player enter his name on the first screen, and save the name he enters in an .ini. Then when the game runs again, it will put that name into the box for you so you don't have to enter it every time, or the player can change the name if he wishes.
Either way, when the player does get a high score it could automatically have his name associated with it. This would also keep the player from entering his name repeatedly if he keeps getting a high score on different tracks.
IMO it just makes more sense to me to input your name on the player select screen.