SCOE Hosts 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays – May 6

SCOE Hosts 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays

Young athletes representing 23 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Track & Field. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Education Foundation of Stanislaus County and Sutter Health, the public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

The 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays is dedicated to the memory of Harold Pope (October 24, 1932 – October 31, 2016).

The Junior Relays became the Harold Pope Junior Relays in 2000 in honor of his 47 years of coaching, mentoring, and teaching youth in Stanislaus County. Harold was a principal, superintendent, coach, bus driver, motivator, and teacher in Valley Home. He was the longest serving coach among the small school category.

The Junior Relays include a variety of track and field events.
Schools participating this year include:
Big Valley Christian, Blaker-Kinser, Cesar Chavez, Denair, Dutcher, Glick, Great Valley Academy, Hart-Ransom, Hickman, La Loma, Mountain View, Oakdale, Our Lady of Fatima, Paradise, Prescott, Roosevelt, Ross, Somerset, Turlock, Ustach, Walnut Grove, Waterford and Yolo.

The following track and field events are slated for the competition:
Track Events Field Events
Hurdles Discus
400 Meter Relay Running Long Jump
1600 Meter Run Running High Jump
400 Meter Dash Triple Jump
100 Meter Dash Shot Put
800 Meter Run
200 Meter Dash
1600 Meter Relay



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