Two teams predicted to be among the top squads this season in their respective divisions flexed their muscles at the 18th annual Clipper Relays on Saturday.
Familiar Division 1 rivals Lowell and Wellesley dominated the boys' race. Lowell captured the team title in the 3x2 Mile event with a combined time of 29 minutes, 47 seconds for the six miles. The Red Raiders also took runner-up honors and fifth overall with times of 30:29 and 30:51, respectively. Wellesley, the defending Div. 1 state champions, broke up Lowell's party by taking second (30:36) and third (30:39) overall. The race attracted 219 teams.
In the girls' race, Wellesley took top honors with a time of 35:47. Tewksbury finished second and third with times of 36:02 and 36:08, respectively. Exeter, NH, was fourth overall at 36:25. Lexington placed fifth with a 37:06 clocking. A total of 139 teams competed.