UIL Athletic and Academic Competitions Postponed Due to Swine Flu

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas officials are postponing all high school athletic competition until May 11 because of the swine flu outbreak.

The move suspends the baseball season and eliminates the regional track championships, said University Interscholastic League Executive Director Charles Breithaupt. He said UIL officials acted on the recommendation of public health officials.

Midland and Ector County ISD tell NewsWest9 that they have received the information from the UIL. They are informing students, teachers and parents about the changes.

Some private schools tell NewsWest9 they are also affected because they take part in some UIL events like track.

The state golf and tennis championships are scheduled to begin May 11.  The state track meet, one of the largest high school track and field competitions in the country, remains scheduled for May 13-14. But it will require shuffling the schedule significantly.

All UIL academic competitions are postponed as well.