Emma Pegg Makes NCAA Commitment To Run For Maryland

Emma Pegg 800m Canada
Emma Pegg shows off her NACAC silver medal – Contributed Photo

Emma Pegg, one of the area’s top athletic talents, has committed to run track, and cross country for the University of Maryland Terrapins.

The NCAA Division I school was Pegg’s choice for a variety of reasons.

“I chose Maryland because on my first call with the coach I just had a gut feeling. As the process went on I just felt a really good connection with the team, and for me, team is one of the most important aspects of a sport,” Pegg explained. “They also have an amazing academic and athletic program.”

After having Provincial, National, and International success already, the opportunity to run at the NCAA level is another incredible milestone for the Morpeth runner.

“It honestly feels like a dream come true. It feels so good to have hard work pay off and accomplish something I’ve been working toward my whole life.”

“It’s very exciting to think about the future running in the NCAA and having the opportunity to compete at such a high level,” Pegg said, who runs competitively for the Windsor Legion Track and Field Club.

Pegg was CKSN’s 2019 Athlete of the Year after winning bronze in the 800m for Team Canada at the NACAC Championships in Mexico, bronze as a 16-year-old in the U20 Canadian National Track and Field Championships in the 800m, and a gold medal in the 1500m race at the Ontario Legion Track and Field championships, as well as a silver in the 800m.

Those accolades and accomplishments have Pegg set up for success at the NCAA level, but her only measure of success is constant improvement.

“I don’t have any specific goals for next year, but one goal I have for my university career would be to make an NCAA final. Progression takes time and being able to see improvement each year would be a great accomplishment for me.”

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