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Arcata's Lopez signs with UC Santa Barbara

Arcata’s Jose Lopez is fast… Very fast.  There were several colleges in the Golden State that showed interest but UC Santa Barbara was the only school to catch the senior runner.

At Arcata High School Tuesday night, Lopez signed a national letter of intent to join the Gauchos in the fall. Lopez competes in both cross country and track and field.

He’s never lost a Humboldt Del Norte race in the 800.

Away from sports, Lopez has a 4.1 grade average and is a member of the band. He was born in Long Beach and is glad to be returning to Southern California.