Alex Dediu


Player profile

  • Hometown Dublin, Ohio
  • Last School Dublin Coffman
  • Year Junior
  • Major International Business and Economics

Personal Bests (XC): 8K (XC) – 26:09.4
Personal Bests (track): 800 – 2:00.09 | 1500 – 3:59.65 | Mile – 4:15.33 | 3000 – 8:44.76

Ohio State Career

  • A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Scored in Big Ten Cross Country Championships and Indoor Big Ten Track & Field Championships as a freshman


  • Cross Country 
    • Did not compete
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Track & Field
    • Indoor – did not compete.
    • Outdoor
      • Ran the 800m (2:00.09) and 1500m (4:04.01) at the Jesse Owens Classic
      • Also competed in the 1500m (3:59.65) at the Oliver Nicoloff Invite


  • Cross Country 
    • Ran at Big Ten Championships
  • Indoor
    • Ran mile and DMR at Big Ten Indoor championships; DMR finished eighth
    • Set personal best in the mile at B1G Indoor T&F Invitational and 3000 best at UM B1G Simmons-Harvey Invitational
    • Also ran at Hoosier Hills Invitational
  • Outdoor
    • Did not compete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Two-time All-Ohio honoree indoors at 1,600 meters and was indoor runner-up in the 1,600 meters in 2020
  • 2019 Ohio Capital Conference cross country champion
  • Earned All-Ohio honors with an eighth-place finish at the Division I State meet in 2019


  • Only child of Andreea and Adrian
  • Pursuing a double specialization in international business and economics with a double minor in international relations and diplomacy and environment, economy, development, and sustainability
  • Enjoys traveling and has been to 13 countries
  • Has dual citizenship with the United States and Romania; born in Romania and hopes to represent his home country in world championships