FLORESVILLE — This year’s Alice High School’s boys relay teams have built a reputation of being one of the fast groups in South Texas.

On Thursday and in their most important meet so far this season, the Alice boys more than lived up to the hype.

The Coyotes won the 400-meter relay and the 800-meter relay at the District 29 and 30-5A area track and field meet, which decides which runner move on to regionals.

The team of Sean Molina, Orlando Espinoza, Jeremiah Gonzalez and Weston Moore won the 400-meter relay with a time of 43.08, nearly half a second faster than second-place Flour Bluff.

Espinoza, Moore, Sean Chapa and Molina made up the 800-meter relay team, which won its race with a time of 1:29.88, nearly a full second ahead of second-place Gregory-Portland.

Molina was the only Alice boy to qualify individually for regionals. The speedy Alice High School senior placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.90. He was right behind Corpus Christi Moody’s Brailon Sanders, who won the event with a time of 10.75. Molina finished his afternoon with two gold medals and a silver.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the Region IV-5A track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Alamo Stadium San Antonio.

Espinoza was sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.17. Jeremiah Gonzalez was sixth with a 23.45. Matthew Lara was fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.90. Mark Salinas was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time 41.96.