Track and Field Officials for the 2014 UIL Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships

: Track and Field Officials for the 2014 UIL Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships

Ms Nichols,

On behalf of our head track and field coach, John Sauerhage, and myself, I want to apologize for any misunderstandings and concerns that some of your track and field officials may have regarding their treatment at the UIL Class 4A Regional meet or the WAC meet last year, especially as it relates to their timely compensation. One lesson learned from last year for me will be that I will personally keep a record of all officials who put in time at this UIL Regional meet and follow-up on their compensation records and payment. I am even willing to investigate why some officials did not receive their compensation payments from last year if I can be made aware of who they are and how much they are owed. I would be glad to investigate these individual cases with our business folks.

I know that we don’t have any control over what the UT System requires now for paperwork in order for event officials to get paid. I am assuming that if these same officials work at UT Austin at one of their track and field events, these officials would have to complete the same paperwork.

The members of the Southwest Track and Field Officials Association have always done a fantastic job for us in the past at our meets and especially at this UIL Regional meet. We would be unable to provide these high school student-athletes with a first class, championship experience without your officials’ expertise and efforts!! Any assistance you might provide us by encouraging your officials to consider supporting our efforts to present and administer a great experience and event for the track and field student-athletes and coaches participating in the 2014 UIL Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships, would certainly be appreciated. I will assure you that I will make every effort to make sure what happened last year does not ever reoccur again.

Pete

Pete Carlon Senior Athletics Director for Administration The University of Texas at Arlington C. R. Gilstrap Athletic Center P. O. Box 19079 Arlington, TX 76019 OFFICE: 817-272-5039 FAX: 817-272-4115 CELL: 817-797-9330