Alexandria Derkacs
Alexandria Derkacs
Year: Junior
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
High School: Stronsgville
Event: Mid-Distance/Hurdles

"You must see yourself run the race over and over, time and time again. You must put yourself in critical positions and see how you would react in those positions before the race so when and if they do happen, the feedback is automatic."

2016-17 INDOOR
Participated in a quartet of individual events, posting the team’s fastest times of the season in the 400 Meter dash (1:01.82) and the 500 Meter dash (1:23.93)…ran the 800 Meter leg as part of Cleveland State’s top DMR team that finished fifth at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 12:33.46…also ran the first leg of the 4x400 Relay team that posted a season-best time of 4:09.46 at the league championship. 

2016-17 OUTDOOR
Earned Second Team All-Horizon League honors following a second place finish in the 400 Meter Hurdles with a time of 1:03.43 at the Horizon League Championship…part of Cleveland State’s 4x400 Relay team that earned an eighth place finish at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 4:04.20…also ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 Relay team that recorded a season-best time of 51.55 at the All-Ohio Championship.

PRIOR TO CLEVELAND STATE 
Spent her freshman season at Notre Dame College…Earned Mountain East All-Conference honors in the 400M hurdles…Named to the Dean’s List.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned the Strongsville High School Dedication Award as a junior and the Strongsville High School Booster Award as a senior…Named All-Conference as a sophomore and junior as a member of the 4x200 relay…Picked up All-Conference accolades as a member of the 4x400 relay as a junior and senior…Part of the 4x400 relay that qualified for the OHSAA Division I State Track meet…Earned the Strongsville Academic Award and the NOC Scholar-Athlete Award every year of her prep career…Named a Track & Field Academic All-Ohioan.