SCOE Hosts 72nd Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays

Contacts:        Cheryl Goulart, Program Coordinator, 238-1710, Judy Boring, Communications Coordinator, 238-1709, Cynthia Fenech, Communications Coordinator, 238-1704

Young athletes representing 22 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 72nd Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Track & Field.  Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, Save Mart CARES and Sutter Health, the public is invited to attend.  Admission and parking are free.

The 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. 

The Junior Relays include a variety of track and field events.  Schools participating this year include Big Valley Christian, Cardozo, Cesar Chavez, Creekside, Denair, Dutcher, Glick, Hart-Ransom, Hickman, La Loma, Mountain View, Oakdale, Our Lady of Fatima, Paradise, Prescott, Roosevelt, Ross, Savage, Somerset, Turlock, 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  


Date Published: 
Friday, April 26, 2019