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Park repeats win, Brewer wins women's in Half Marathon

August 19, 2023 Josh Park of Athens, right, today repeated his win of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon with a time of 1:09:27. Park won the race last year with a time of 1:09:20. Jenny Brewer of St. more »»

Hines, Mills win women's, men's Two-Mile

August 19, 2023 Jack Mills and Ellie Hines, both from Parkersburg High School, won the men's and women's Two-Mile race, respectively, this morning during The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. more »»

Josh Park pulls away from pack to break tape

August 21, 2022 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg’s biggest race is in the books, and after a COVID-induced two-year hiatus, runners and walkers took to the streets in grand fashion. more »»

Familiarity with course helps Sarah Biehl place 1st

August 21, 2022 PARKERSBURG — A pair of 2012 high school graduates crossed the finish first here Saturday morning during the News and Sentinel Half Marathon. more »»

Catholic grad Logan Arnold runs away with two-mile race

August 21, 2022 Logan Arnold celebrates as he crosses the finish line at Saturday’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. Arnold placed first in the men’s division with a time of 10:4. more »»

Ellie Hines represents Big Reds as girls’ two-mile winner

August 21, 2022 On her way to claiming the title as the overall female winner for Saturday’s News and Sentinel Half and Marathon Two-Mile race, Hines followed a fellow runner who set an ideal pace. more »»

News and Sentinel races to return in 2022

February 16, 2022 PARKERSBURG — A local event impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years is making a triumphant return in Augus. more »»

News and Sentinel Races put on hold for '21

April 10, 2021 Facing another summer in which the safety of mass gatherings and athletic events is still in question amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkersburg News and Sentinel representatives are postponing the... more »»

Organizers cancel 2020 News and Sentinel Half Marathon

April 26, 2020 PARKERSBURG — The 2020 News and Sentinel Races, including the half marathon, two-mile and kids races, have been canceled due to the health threat of the COVID-19 virus. more »»

First Time’s a Charm

August 17, 2019 By JAY W. more »»

History made for Vicoty Chepngeno

August 17, 2019 PARKERSBURG — It was a record-breaking day for Kenya’s Vicoty Chepngeno, setting a new time of 1:10:1. more »»

Sanchez crosses as top American male for $1,000

August 17, 2019 PARKERSBURG — Joshua Sanchez, a University of Florida graduate, figured he had a pretty good shot at earning the top prize of $1,000 for finishing as the first American at Saturday’s 33rd running of... more »»

Bruce puts on the speed as first American woman done

August 17, 2019 PARKERSBURG — Preparing for the upcoming 2019 World Athletics Champions starting on September 27 in Doha, Qatar, Texas native Kelsey Bruce was needing a tune-up race. more »»

White breaks tape in Half female walk

August 17, 2019 PARKERSBURG —Jennifer White has both a kick on the walk race course and in boxing. But the 42-year-old Waverly, W.Va. more »»

Stough repeats as Half male walk champ

August 17, 2019 PARKERSBURG — Lee Stough repeated as the 33rd annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon male walk champion. The 37-year-old Glassport, Pa., resident covered the 13. more »»

Yellowjackets’ Ella Hesson claims two-mile race

August 17, 2019 PARKERSBURG —When the 2019 Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon races began, the 2-mile race was one in which the field was rich with contenders. more »»

Eli Fullerton grabs male two-mile triumph

August 17, 2019 By JOSH HUGHES Staff Reporter PARKERSBURG—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon races bring out the best in local and non-local runners. The 2019 2-mile race was no exception to that rule. more »»

Lana Weaver eyes 1st Half competition

August 15, 2019 PARKERSBURG — Lana Weaver is an optometrist. And, at 8 a.m. this Saturday, the 54-year-old Louisiana native will be eying her first Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Maratho. more »»

71 years young: World record holder set to compete in Half Marathon

August 15, 2019 MENTOR, Ohio — Jeannie Rice broke the world record last Saturday for her age group at the fifth annual Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series half marathon. more »»

DeGraef looking to PR

August 7, 2019 PARKERSBURG — Demi DeGraef is determined to run this month’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon in under 2 hours. “I don’t care if it’s 1:59. more »»


July 30, 2019 PARKERSBURG — Sam and Lisa Sutton will have some company when they cross the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon finish line together on Aug. 17. more »»



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