EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 8, 2012

Former Haverhill star wins Bobby Bell race


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Former Hillies star Jefferson Welch won the 26th Annual Bobby Bell 5 Mile Road Race in 28:01 yesterday.

Another ex-Haverhill star Larry Fowle took fourth overall (29:22).

Laura Rudd-Avery, a former Amesbury standout, was the first woman to finish (34:29). She earned sixth overall.

Four-time winner Craig Fram still holds the best time ever in the race, a time of 24:40 run in 1996.

Name Age Town Time

1. Jefferson Welch 25 Haverhill 28:01

2. Festus Mbuva 30 Lowell 29:08

3. Brett Budzinski 37 N. Andover 29:19

4. Larry Fowle 30 Amesbury 29:22

5. John Rheaume 31 Lowell 30:05

6. Laura Rudd-Avery 29 Amesbury 34:29

7. Tara Wommack 29 Boston 34:52

8. Ketih Leblanc 34 Haverhill 30:53

9. Jayne Hetherington 32 Cambridge 35:19

10. Christopher Petrou 40 Haverhill 31:35

1-19 Age Division Winner:

Chelsey Pepin 19 Derry 39:10

20-39 Age Division Winner:

Festus Mbuva 30 Lowell 29:08

40-49 Age Division Winner:

Christopher Petrou 40 Haverhill 31:35

50-59 Age Division Winner:

John Webber 55 Hampton 33:02

60-69 Age Division Winner:

John Martino 64 Sharon 36:13

70-79 Age Division Winner:

Denny Leblanc 70 Nashua 37:53

80-89 Age Division Winner:

Jim Lynch 82 Plaistow 43:57