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Rams Represent At Relays
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Oakdale Junior Highs track and field team recently participated in the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays. Photographed are students placing in the top six for varying events. Athletes are: Hayleigh Humble, Hannah Norman, Nina Linder, Baylee Merrell, Karli Jericoff, Jessica Jericoff, Micaiah Richison, Susana Badger, Kevin Camelin, Kai Prom, Zeke Saffar, Jay Hummer, Yahir Ayala, Dyllon Thompson, Jose Torres, Lucas Hardy and Izahah Perez-Garcia. Not pictured: Enrique Vazquez. - photo by Teresa Hammond/The Leader

Oakdale Junior High School Rams represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District earlier this month at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays.

Young athletes from 23 local junior high and middle schools were in attendance to compete at Modesto Junior College. The annual track and field event is sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Education Foundation of Stanislaus County and Sutter Health.

The 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays is dedicated to the memory of Harold Pope (Oct. 24, 1932 – Oct. 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. Pope was a principal, superintendent, coach, bus driver, motivator, and teacher in Valley Home. He was the longest serving coach among the small school category.

Results for OJHS representatives are as follows:

Seventh Grade Results:

100 Meters: Kevin Camelin, first place; Kai Prom, fourth place. 200 Meters: Kai Prom, first place; Yahir Ayala, fourth place. 400 Meters: Kevin Camelin, second place. 70 meter hurdles: Dyllon Thompson, fourth place. 800 meters: Haleigh Humble, first place; Hannah Norman, second place. 1600 meters: Hannah Norman, first place; Haleigh Humble, second place. 70 meter hurdles: Nina Linder, fourth place. High Jump: Micaiah Richison, second place. Long Jump: Micaiah Richison, fourth place. 4x100 Relay: First Place; Kai Prom, Jose Torres, Yahir Ayala and Kevin Camelin. 4x400 Relay: First Place; Jose Torres, Kevin Camelin, Kai Prom and Dyllon Thompson. 4x400 Relay: Third Place; Haleigh Humble, Hannah Norman, Baylee Merrell and Karli Jericoff.

Eighth Grade Results:


100 Meters: Zeke Saffar, first place; Enrique Vazquez, second place; Jay Hummer, third place. 200 Meters: Enrique Vazquez, first place. Shot Put: Jose Torres, second place. High Jump: Lucas Hardy, fifth place. Long Jump: Jay Hummer, first place. Shot Put (6lb.): Jessica Jericoff, fourth place. Discus (1kg): Jessica Jericoff, first place. High Jump: Susana Badger, sixth place. 4x100 Relay: First Place; Jay Hummer, Enrique Vazquez, Izayah Perez-Garcia and Zeke Saffar.