Emma Pegg Is Taking Strides At Maryland
Emma Pegg has been speeding through life since she took her first steps. One of the fastest runners Chatham-Kent has ever seen, Pegg recently finished her first season of cross country with the University of Maryland Terrapins.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far,” says Pegg. “The college experience has definitely been a really big change for me and it’s taken some time to get used to but I’m starting to get into the rhythm of it. The team here has a really great bond and the coaches and trainers are amazing.”
In her last full season before COVID interrupted competition, Pegg was not only one of the best in Ontario, she was one of the best in North America.
In 2019, Emma Pegg represented Team Canada at the NACAC Championships in Mexico, winning a silver medal in the 800m race. She followed that up by a gold medal in the 1500m race at the Ontario Legion Track and Field championships, as well as a silver in the 800m. Pegg also won a bronze as a 16-year-old in the U20 Canadian National Track and Field Championships in the 800m. She finished the 2019 track season winning gold in the girls U18 1500m and 800m races U18/ U16/ U14 Athletics Ontario championships and being named an Athletics Ontario All-Ontarian.
That earned her an NCAA scholarship. Now, Pegg has one NCAA cross country season under her belt, and is preparing for track and field season.
“Running at the NCAA level is very competitive and it has honestly been a very humbling experience for me. The team is so much fun and it’s a really great group of girls to train with! I’m really looking forward to track season and what the team has to bring!”