CSU runners can look to provost for inspiration
CSU provost Geoffrey S. Mearns was a top runner during his undergraduate days at Yale. His time of 29 minutes, 50 seconds in the 10,000 meters in 1979 is third on the Elis' all-time outdoor list.
Mearns stays active by exercising in the morning, and he set the 50-54 age group record of 31:18 in the 5-mile Blossom Time run in 2010.
"Having been an intercollegiate athlete myself, I really enjoy the interaction with student-athletes," Mearns said.
Mearns has been the provost at Cleveland State on an interim and full-time basis since February 2010.
The Horizon League men's race is scheduled for 11 a.m. The women's race is set for noon. Butler is the defending champion on both sides.
- Howard Primer