Emily Lopez
Emily Lopez
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Monte Vista HS

2017 Cross Country

Competed in six meets for her last cross country season as a Gaucho. Opened up with an excellent 5th place at the UCSB Lagoon Meet with a 5k time of 18:35.6. Was the No. 4 scorer at the UC Riverside Invitational by placing 42nd in a time of 21:33.8. Repeated as the No. 4 scorer at the Highlander Invitational with a 5k time of 17:54.4 to place 14th. Threw down an incredible performance at the Big West Conference Championships as the No. 3 scorer by placing 8th overall in a time of 21:02.9, raking in a personal best, her highest placing at a Big West Conference Meet, and All-Conference Honors for the first time in her Gaucho career. Her performance would help the women's team claim their first Big West Conference team title since 2010. Concluded her season with a 114th place at the NCAA West Regional Meet in a time of 21:54.0. 

2016-2017 Outdoor Track

Competed in five meets for her final year on the track. Set a personal best in the 3000m at the All-UC Challenge, running 10:15.12 for fourth place. Also set a personal best at 5000m at the Ben Brown Invite, clocking 17:20.13 for the 12 1/2 lap distance. Clocked her third personal best in a row at 1500m at the 39th Annual Aztec Invitational, running 4:46.50. 

2016 Cross Country

Did not compete. 

2015-2016 Outdoor Track 

Competed in six races for the Gauchos. Opened up with a 17:59.45 5000m effort at the Bruins Legends of Track and Field Distance Carnival. Finished 5th in the 3000m at the Big West Challenge Cup, running 10:22.18. Took a 4th place finish at the Cal Poly Dual, running 10:27.82 for the 3000m. Concluded her season by doubling in the 5000m and 10000m at the Big West Conference Championships, placing 27th and 13th respectively. 

2015 Cross Country

Competed in six races for her sophomore year at UCSB. Had a rocky start to the season but finally broke through at the NCAA D-1 Pre-National Meet with a 22:16.5 to finish 94th overall at the No. 4 scorer for the Gauchos. Posted a personal best 6k time of 21:28.8 at the Big West Conference Championships to finish 20th. 

2014-2015 Outdoor Track 

Competed in thirteen races for the Gauchos. Opened the year with a 10:35 effort for 3000m at the Round-Up. Lowered her 3000m time to 10:31.82 at the All UC. Debuted in the 1500m at the UC Riverside Spring Track Classic at 4:46.96. Stepped up to the 5000m at the San Franscisco State Distance Carnival, finishing in 18:02.52. Delivered a strong performance for the Gauchos at the Big West Challenge, taking 4th in the 3000m with a lifetime best clip of 10:16.59. Answered that performance with a 5000m best at the Bryan Clay Invite, finishing in 17:29.26. Ran 10:17.19 for 3000m at the Cal Poly Dual. Lopez finished the year by doubling at the Big West Conference meet in the 5000m and 10000m, placing 12th and 10th respectively. 

2014 Cross Country

Ran a 5k at the UC Riverside Invite, finishing in 19:36.8, placing 60th overall.  

2013-14 Outdoor Track

Competed in three races for the Gauchos. Had a season's best time in the 1500m at the All Cal, running 4:54.87.  

2013 Cross Country

Ran in five races for the Gauchos in her debut season at UCSB.  Steadily built steam into the Big West Championships where she put together a breakthrough performance, finishing 20th overall. She was the third fastest freshman to break the tape. Scored in the No. 4 spot for the Gauchos at the Big West XC Champs. Ran her fastest 6k of the year at the NCAA West Regional in 21:52.5, taking 138th overall, running in the No. 5 spot for the Gauchos. 


Attended Monte Vista High School. Eanred cross-country 1st team Grossmont All-League awards 3 times.  Twice won All-CIF awards. Was voted her high school Team Captain and won team MVP honors three times. Set her 1600m at the Escondido Invitational, firing off a 5:06.40. As a senior, qualified for the CIF-SS 1600m Finals. Holds the Monte Vista 1600m school record. Also competed in cross country, soccer and softball.


Parents are Tom and Sylvia Lopez...Has two siblings, Mychal and Tyler...Majoring in Chemistry...Competed in four sports throughout high school...Personal heroes are her parents...Favorite musician is The Help.

Collegiate Bests 

3,000m- 10:15.12 (2017 All-UC Challenge) 

5,000m- 17:20.13 (2017 Ben Brown Invitational)

Big West Track Championships

2016- 5,000m, 27th, 18:46.44

2016 - 10,000m, 13th, 39:02.48

2015 - 5,000m, 12th, 18:25.57 

2015 - 10,000m, 10th, 38:42.51

Big West Cross Country

2017 - 6k, 8th, 21:02.9

2015 - 6k, 20th, 21:28.8

2013 - 6k, 20th, 23:16.1

NCAA West Regional

2017 - 6k, 114th, 21:54.0 

2015 - 6k, 139th, 22:47.7

2013 - 6k, 138th, 21:52.4