Marcia Mansur-Wentworth is in her fourth season at CSU Bakersfield. Mansur-Wentworth joined the Roadrunner staff in 2013 as the Director of Track and Field, adding cross country responsibilities in the summer of 2013.
The veteran coach replaced longtime CSUB Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Alan Collatz, who retired after 30 years with the Roadrunners in 2012. In Mansur-Wentworth’s first three seasons at CSUB, the ‘Runners have made impressive strides both in competition and in the classroom. Since she joined the staff, the track and field and cross country teams have earned 54 Academic All-Conference honors.
In competition, the Roadrunner throwers have continued to excel. The 2014 season saw Bryan Wilmert become CSU Bakersfield’s first ever WAC Champion when he claimed the men’s hammer throw title. Wilmert went on to place 28th at the NCAA West Regional Qualifier in the event in a season which saw him move up to seventh all-time on CSUB’s Top 20 list.
Wilmert went on to repeat as WAC hammer throw champion in 2015 while Karnell Grimes won a WAC title in the men’s javelin. Both Grimes and Wilmert represented CSUB at the NCAA Division I Regional Championships and both also left the program with Top 10 all-time performances in their respective events.
Mansur-Wentworth has added a total of 24 All-Conference honorees between indoor and outdoor track and field teams since coming to Bakersfield. Her 2014 relay teams proved to be outstanding as the women’s 4 x 100m team recorded the fastest CSUB time since 1982 and the 4 x 400m team was the fastest since 1996 with the 10th best CSUB mark all-time. The men’s 4 x 400m squad posted the fastest CSUB mark in over eight years as well.
In 2013, Thomas Judge repeated as Great West Conference champion in the hammer throw and qualified for the NCAA Division I Regional Championships in the event. Seven Roadrunners were awarded with All-GWC honors while Bakersfield earned 11 Academic All-GWC honors.
Mansur-Wentworth brings a wealth of experience to the program as she guided the University of Central Florida (UCF) to 10 Atlantic Sun Conference (ASC) Championships before the Knights moved to the Conference USA. She won 10 ASC Coach of the Year awards during her 12-year tenure with the Knights. During that time, she also coached six conference athletes of the year, 50 individual conference champions and saw her student-athletes win 194 all-conference honors before stepping down in 2007.
Mansur-Wentworth, who grew up in Colts Neck, N.J., was an eight-sport athlete at Marlboro High School, where she was the first female to run for the MHS cross country team. She then went to the University of South Carolina and played volleyball for one year. Since the Gamecocks didn’t have women’s track and field or cross country teams until 1988, she competed for the Carolina Track Club until she completed her degree in political science and philosophy. After college, Mansur-Wentworth continued her competitive running career as a member of Team Adidas from 1985-89 and the Reebok Racing Club from 1990-95 as a distance runner.
Her coaching resume includes being an assistant coach at the University of South Florida as well as for Brooks Johnson’s Training Group for post-collegiate athletes. She’s also worked with USA Track and Field as the executive director of the Florida division of the organization. Also, Mansur-Wentworth served as the director of administration and co-owner of Steeple Timing and Event Management, a company started up by her husband that helped organize, promote and run 300 events a year including cross country and track meets.
|Position:||Director of Track and Field|
|Alma Mater:||South Carolina|