This thread began on our companion site: http://vegetables.boards.net/thread/459/rooting-strawberry-runners-indoors?page=1&scrollTo=678
Here's a new picture, today. It seems apparent that when rooting runners in soil that rooting the younger runners is more effective. The opposite might be true in water.
Just as a tip, if you root anything in water, attempting fewer cuttings per container seems to be more successful.