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UIL events suspended until May 11
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All UIL events have been suspended until May 11 due to the outbreak of swine flu.

The following information was issued by University Interscholastic League.

(A related story about the UIL events can be found here.)

On the recommendation of Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas

Department of State Health Services, and in consultation with Texas Education Agency

Commissioner Robert Scott, the University Interscholastic League is altering its schedule of

events due to the outbreak of the swine flu in Texas. Effective immediately, all UIL

interscholastic competition is suspended until May 11.

“The health and safety of our student activity participants is of the utmost importance,” said

UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “Taking every possible precaution to

prevent the further spreading of this disease is an important contribution to the welfare of

our great state, and altering the schedule of our events is a way to keep our participants

safe.”

As this is a fluid situation, the UIL tentatively releases the following schedule for UIL

regional and state events affected by this situation.

Academic State Meet

The UIL Academic State Meet, originally scheduled for May 7-9, will be rescheduled at a

later date. The Conference 4A and 5A One-Act Play competition will continue as

previously scheduled on May 15-16. All other conferences competing in One-Act Play will

be rescheduled. A schedule of the Academic State Meet, including One-Act Play, will be

posted on the UIL web site once finalized.

Texas State Wind Ensemble Festival

The Texas State Wind Ensemble Festival, originally scheduled for May 9, has been

cancelled. The UIL staff will consult with the 16 participating schools to determine

whether or not to reschedule the event at a later date.

Regional Track Meets

All UIL regional track meets originally scheduled for this weekend, May 1-2, have been

cancelled. The state track and field meet will be extended to a three-day format to include

semifinal heats. The meet is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May

14-16.

Semifinal qualifiers will be based on the district track meet results. Each region will be

represented at the state meet by the top four performances in each event for all conferences.

Hand-held times will be converted to fully automatic times as defined by the National

Federation of State High School Association rules. A revised track and field state meet

schedule will be posted on the UIL web site no later than Friday, May 1. Qualifiers to the

UIL state track and field meet will be posted on the UIL web site on Wednesday, May 6.

Golf State Tournament

The UIL golf state tournament will take place at the previously scheduled times beginning

May 11.

Tennis State Tournament

The UIL tennis state tournament will take place at the previously scheduled times beginning

May 11.

Baseball and Softball

No interschool games will take place until May 11 for either softball or baseball.

An altered playoff schedule for both sports is available online at www.uil.utexas.edu.
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