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UIL Regional Track Meets Tentatively Rescheduled

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
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Date: Apr 30, 2009
Category: Athletics


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 tops 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-A

May 15,16

Abilene Christian University

 III-A

May 15,16

Palestine ISD

 IV-A

May 18,19

Sam Houston State University

 

 

 

 1-2A

 May 19, 20

Odessa College

 II-2A

May 15,16

Tarleton State University

 III-2A

May 15,16

Whitehouse ISD

 IV-2A

May 15,16

Judson ISD

 

 

 

 I-3A

May 22,23

Texas Tech University

 II-3A

May 15,16

Texas A&M Commerce

 III-3A

May 15,16

Humble ISD

 IV-3A

 May 19, 20

Flour Bluff ISD

 

 

 

 I-4A

May 15,16

Odessa College

 II-4A

TBA

University of North Texas

 III-4A

May 18,19

Sam Houston State University

 IV-4A

May 15,16

San Antonio ISD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I-5A

May 22,23

Texas Tech University

 II-5A

May 22,23

Baylor University

 III-5A

May 15,16

Humble ISD

 IV-5A

May 15,16

San Antonio ISD

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