Young athletes from schools in Oakdale and Riverbank will join with athletes representing more than a dozen other Stanislaus County junior high and middle schools as they compete in the 73rd Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The event will be hosted at Modesto Junior College Track and Field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual Harold Pope Junior Relays event 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. Pope 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 include Oakdale Junior High School, Cardozo Middle School of Riverbank, Big Valley Christian, Blaker-Kinser, Cesar Chavez, Dutcher, Glick, Hickman, La Loma, Modesto Christian, Mountain View, Our Lady Fatima, Paradise, Prescott, Ross, Somerset, Turlock, Waterford and Yolo.