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April 2005

Release date: April 15, 2005

ASU to Host UIL Region 1-4A Academic, Athletic Contests

Angelo State University will welcome to campus some 3,500 high school students, coaches, sponsors and parents from 59 high schools for the UIL Region 1-4A Academic and Athletic Spring Meet April 22-30.

Region 1-4A encompasses eight districts bordered by El Paso, Dumas, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Stephenville and San Angelo.

The one-act play and computer science competitions are scheduled Friday, April 22, and academic events are set for Saturday, April 23, on the ASU campus. Golf and tennis events are scheduled April 25-26 at Bentwood Country Club, Quicksand Golf Course and Riverside Golf Club. The UIL competitions will conclude April 29-30 with the track and field competitions at the ASU Multipurpose Sports Complex.

The one-act plays will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, in University Auditorium and are open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. The computer science competition will begin at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Math-Computer Science Building.

The remaining academic competitions are set for Saturday, April 23, at various times and locations on campus. Those competitions include information speaking, persuasive speaking, prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, Lincoln-Douglas debate, spelling and vocabulary, ready writing, current issues and events, social studies, literary criticism, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing and headline writing.

Also on Saturday, April 23, students will compete in science and technology events, including number sense, calculator applications, science, computer applications, mathematics and accounting.

The boys' and girls' tennis tournament will be played at Bentwood Country Club with first-round matches starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 25, and will continue the next day.

The boys' and girls' golf tournaments will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 25, and will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26. Tournament play for the boys will be at Quicksand Golf Course and for girls at Riverside Golf Club.

The regional boy's and girls' track and field meet will begin with long jump, discus and pole vault at 1 p.m. for the girls and at 3:30 p.m. for the boys Friday, April 29. The preliminaries in running events will begin at 5 p.m. The track and field competition will resume on Saturday, April 30, with field events beginning at noon and finals in the running events starting at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per day for adults and $3 per day for students. A two-day pass is available for adults for $8.

Participants in the competitions include:

From District 1: Canutillo, El Paso, Andress, Austin, Bowie, Burges, Chapin, Irvin and Jefferson high schools, all of El Paso.

From District 2: Clint, Clint Horizon and Mountain View, El Paso Del Valle, El Paso El Dorado, El Paso Parkland, El Paso Riverside, El Paso Ysleta, Fabens and San Elizario high schools.

From District 3: Amarillo Caprock and Palo Duro, Canyon Randall, Dumas, Hereford and Pampa high schools.

From District 4: Andrews, Big Spring, Lubbock Estacado, Plainview, Lake View and Wolfforth Frenship high schools.

From District 5: Burkburnett, Denison, Denton, Sherman, Wichita Falls and Wichita Falls Rider high schools.

From District 6: Aledo, Cleburne, Joshua, Mineral Wells, Stephenville and White Settlement Brewer high schools.

From District 7: Arlington Seguin, Azle, Fort Worth Carter-Riverside, Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Fort Worth Eastern Hills, Fort Worth North Side, North Richland Hills Birdville and Springtown high schools.

From District 8: Arlington Heights, Dunbar, Polytechnic, South Hills, Southwest, Trimble Tech, Western Hills and Wyatt high schools, all of Forth Worth.