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Regional track meets won’t be cancelled after all

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AUSTIN(AP)– The governing body for Texas high school athletics has decided to go ahead with regional track competitions and push the state meet into June.

The decision Thursday comes a day after the UIL (University Interscholastic League) said it was canceling the regional meets in response to the swine flu outbreak.

The UIL will stick with its plan to postpone all athletic events through May 11.

The 20 regional meets will be held on various days after that, and the state meet will be held June 5-6 on the University of Texas campus. The state meet had been scheduled for May 13-15.

Cancellation of the regional meets meant that state participants would be determined based on district results, leading to numerous complaints from coaches.

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