"Ben had another great summer in his training and is beginning to piece together the necessary building blocks for effective collegiate racing. If he believes in his ability and takes confidence in his consistency, he will have a tremendously successful fall."
2010 Outdoor: Finished third at the Double Dual in his first steeplechase race... also competed in the 1,500m run and 3,000m run during the year... Academic All-Pac-10 First Team selection... 2010 Indoor: Did not compete... 2009 XC: Ran in four races... placed a season-best 16th at the Mesa Thunderbird... finished 31st at the ASU Invitational... selected to the Academic All-Pac-10 First Team... 2009 Track: Redshirted... 2008 XC: Redshirted.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Horizon High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.)... lettered in track & field four times and three times each in cross country and soccer... captained the soccer team all three years... state 3200m champion in 2008... member of the school-record 4x800m relay (8:05)... member of the Society of Gentlemen Scholars.
Personal: Majoring in electrical engineering... parents are Alan Jankunas and Sharon Sanders... has one brother: Kevin Jankunas... father Alan competed in track & field at New Mexico State... born September 5, 1989, in Albuquerque, N.M.... hobbies include wakeboarding, snowboarding and climbing... full name is Benjamin Robert Jankunas.
Personal Bests 1500: 4:03.47 Mile: 4:21.77 3000: 8:55.16 3000SC: 9:47.85