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Region II track meets
Area athletes to compete at Commerce, Denton college campuses
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Following a statewide outcry from coaches and school districts, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) rescinded its earlier decision to scrap regional track meets last week.
Official word that 20 regional meets would be rescheduled and not cancelled (due to swine flu concerns) came in a news release issued late Thursday, just after The Monitor’s Sunday issue went to press.
“The decision to suspend competition was not a decision we took lightly,” UIL executive director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said in the release.
“Much effort and consideration was given to resurrect the regional track meets and change the dates for the state meet,” he added. “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.”
As rescheduled, Texas A&M University-Commerce will host the Class 3A Region II track meet Friday and Saturday, May 15-16. More than three dozen athletes from Eustace and Kemp high schools will be competing.
The University of North Texas in Denton will host the Class 4A Region II track meet Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13. Three Mabank High School athletes will be competing.
The state track meet was rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, at Myers Stadium on the UT campus.
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