UIL reschedules regional and state meets
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
“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-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
The 2009 UIL Academic State Meet, originally scheduled for May 7-9 has been rescheduled due to the swine flu outbreak in Texas.
The revised dates for the Academic State Meet are May 25-26 for all conferences. The One-Act-Play competition for conferences 1A-3A will be held May 26-28. All contests will take place on the University of Texas campus.
A detailed schedule of the Academic State Meet will be posted on the UIL web site in the near future.