Happened to us too...almost
This happened in the VA 3A/4A meet last year and they tried to do the same thing to us. Parents and coaches and kids took to social media LIKE CRAZY and the decision was reversed and we were brought back 4 days later or so to finish the meet. The meet director and state governing board representative would not even listen to alternative ideas from the coaches- just expected us to be like sheep and accept their lazy way out.
Think about this...if this were a football state championship, would they even THINK this was an acceptable solution? Not on your life.