The Janji Runners

If you ask members of the Janji, Run for Another team what running means to them, you will get answers like Sarah Fisher’s: “Running means something different to everyone, whether you use it to be with friends or to accomplish goals. Running for us is definitely a lifestyle; it means everything to us.”

Or Dave Spandorfer’s: “Running’s certainly been one of my great life lessons, one of the blessings in my life.”

All members of the cross country and track and field teams, the Janji runners have been competitive athletes at Washington University.

Michael Burnstein, AB ’12
• First three-time cross country All-American in school history (20th in 2009; 30th in 2010; 10th in 2011)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Burnstein earned All-America honors in the men’s 10,000 meters for the third straight year, finishing 8th (He finished 7th in 2010; 3rd in 2011.)
• 2012 Track & Field/Cross Country Second-Team Academic All-America

Henry Clements, Class of 2014
• Academic All-UAA honors in 2012

Kenny Fairleigh, BSME ’11
• Academic All-UAA honors in 2011

Sarah Fisher, Class of 2014
• Member of the 2011 NCAA Division III women’s cross country team that won its first-ever national title – finished 22nd individually to earn All-America honors
• Broke own school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field season
• 2012 Track & Field/Cross Country First-Team Academic All-District

David Hamm, Class of 2013
• 2009 UAA Cross Country Rookie of the Year
• Academic All-UAA honors in 2012

Justin Rodriguez, Class of 2014
• Posted a career-best 8K time of 26:04.6 at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic Oct. 1, 2011

Dave Spandorfer, AB ’11
• 2010 Men’s Cross Country team captain
• 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finished 12th in 10,000 meters; 15th in 5,000 meters
• Two-time All-UAA in Cross Country


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