THIS YEAR: Sophomore Lyndsey Lopes begins her second season as a Trojan competing in the heptathlon.
2016: Lopes placed fifth at the Pac-12 Multi-Events Championships with a PR of 5,277 points which was tops among all freshmen in the conference. Her total moved her into 10th place on USC's all-time heptathlon list. She had bests during the season of 24.63 in the 200m, 2:22.21 in the 800m, a PR of 18-4.50/5.60m in the long jump, a PR of 5-6.50/1.69m in the high jump, a PR of 117-5 (35.80m) in the javelin throw and a PR of 34-10.25 (10.62m) in the shot put. She took second in the heptathlon with a total of 5,171 at he USA Junior Championships from June 25-26.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lopes graduated with the class of 2015 from Edison High School in Fresno, CA. Lopes finished 6th in the multi-events at the 2015 USATF Junior Championships in Sacramento, Calif. with a personal best of 5,069 points which ranked third among high schoolers in 2015. She won the heptathlon at the 2015 Arcadia Invitational with a total of 4,984 points. Lopes' bests include 14.18 in the 100m HH, 24.52 in the 200m, 2:19.69 in the 800m, 5-6.00 in the high jump, 17-11.00 in the long jump, 100-6 in the javelin throw and 32-6.50 in the shot put. Lopes also has a 300m IH best of 43.67.
PERSONAL: Lyndsey was born on August 23,1997 to Valerie and Peter Lopes...She has six siblings: Kyle, Mia, Sydney, Jayden, Sofia and Peter Jr....In high school she volunteered at the Valley Vipers Track and Field Club and was also the recipient of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award: and award given to women outstanding in athletics and leadership ...Her sports hero is Jackie Joyner-Kersee... She is currently majoring in Digital Journalism and Communications and hopes to have a career as a sports analyst...Lists her favorite actress as Molly Ringwald and her favorite musicians as Lauryn Hill and Jazmine Sullivan...Says her favorite food is sushi...Someday would like to attend the Olympics. CAREER BESTS: Heptathlon - 5,277 points HJ - 5-6.50 (1.69m) JT - 117-5 (35.80) SP - 34-10.25 (10.62) LJ - 18-4.50 (5.60m) 200m - 24.63 800m - 2:19.69 100m HH - 14.08/14.03w