UIL reschedules regional meet

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UIL Regional Track Meets Tentatively Rescheduled
Media Contact: Kim Rogers
Phone: 512) 471-5883
Fax: (512) 471-6589
Email: uilpr@mail.uil.utexas.edu
Date: 04/30/2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TX— After collaborating with University of Texas officials and the twenty UIL
regional track meet hosts, the UIL has tentatively rescheduled the regional track meets to
take place after interscholastic competition resumes on May 11. Additionally, the state track
meet is scheduled to be held June 5-6 at Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at
Austin.
 
“The decision to suspend competition was not a decision we took lightly,” said UIL
Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “Much effort and consideration was given to
resurrect the regional track meets and change the dates for the state meet. With the
cooperation of our regional sites and the University of Texas, we are now able to hold the
regional and state track meets as we had originally intended.”
 
On April 29, 2009 the UIL announced that the state track meet would be held May 14-16
and that qualifiers would come from the top four participants in each event from each
region. 
 
“At that time, we were simply trying to save the state track meet,” said Breithaupt. “When
our staff had the time, opportunity and information they were able to make this happen. We
had numerous calls in support of the original decision as well as calls to return to the
regional format. We also know that additional conflicts may occur because of these
changes. However, we believe this schedule represents the best opportunity for the most
students.”
 
The tentative schedule and sites for the regional track meets is below.
 
Reg-Div                       Date                     Site
 I-A                         May 12,13              South Plains College
II-4A                       May 12,13              University of North Texas
 II-A                        May 15,16              Abilene Christian University
 III-A                      May 15,16              Palestine ISD
II-2A                       May 15,16              Tarleton State University
 III-2A                    May 15,16              Whitehouse ISD
 IV-2A                    May 15,16              Judson ISD
II-3A                       May 15,16              Texas A&M Commerce
 III-3A                    May 15,16              Humble ISD
 I-4A                       May 15,16              Odessa College
IV-4A                     May 15,16              San Antonio ISD
III-5A                     May 15,16              Humble ISD
 IV-5A                    May 15,16              San Antonio ISD
IV-A                       May 18,19              Sam Houston State University
 III-4A                    May 18,19              Sam Houston State University
1-2A                       May 19, 20             Odessa College
IV-3A                     May 19, 20             Flour Bluff ISD
I-3A                        May 22,23              Texas Tech University
 I-5A                       May 22,23              Texas Tech University
 II-5A                      May 22,23              Baylor University
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