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39th Featured Runner!
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jennie Gentry Has Really Fallen In Love With Running

Local Lady Experiencing The Benefits Of Her Newest Sport

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - by John Hunt

Jennie Gentry is quick to admit that she was an active little girl growing up on Signal Mountain as she played a lot of tennis and was a member of the Signal Mountain Green Giants summer swim team.

She was on the go most of the time and involved in a lot of different activities, but running didn’t become part of the plan until 2007.

She graduated from Red Bank in 1987 and attended the University of Georgia before earning an undergraduate degree from UTC in 1992.

But for the youngest daughter of Keith and Nyla Wallace, running was the last thing on her mind.

Find out how Jennie started running:


(This is the 39th in a series of runners in the Chattanooga area.  If you know someone who might make an interesting story, email John Hunt at





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