Chatham-Kent 2019 Female Athlete of the Year: Emma Pegg

Emma Pegg 800m Canada

Emma Pegg shows off her NACAC silver medal – Contributed Photo

After weeks of voting, the Chatham-Kent Sports Network readers have selected Emma Pegg as the 2019 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year.

Last year, Pegg was the 2018 Athlete of the Year runner-up. Pegg took 41.4% of the vote, which saw over 17,000 votes cast since the beginning of December.

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 this summer, 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.

Emma Pegg finished her 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.

Pegg, a Morpeth product, also earned CKSN’s July Athlete of the Month honours.

The runner-up for Chatham-Kent’s Female Athlete of the Year is Jessie McPherson. McPherson plays hockey for the Cambridge Rivulettes and played for Canada’s U18 Women’s National team. She also played for Team Ontario, and made her NCAA DI commitment official to the University of Vermont. She received 19.7% of the vote.

Rounding out the top 4 vote getters were Marandee Hunter and Bridget Carleton. Congratulations to all the nominees, including runner-up Jessie McPherson, and CKSN’s 2019 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year, Emma Pegg.

Past Winners

2019: Emma Pegg
2018: Bridget Carleton
2017: Bridget Carleton
2016: Ashley Jackson
2015: Bridget Carleton
2014: Bridget Carleton
2013: Bridget Carleton

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