By Riley McDonald
Two Marathon athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports on April 26. Dylan Globe will be attending Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. Globe is a two-sport athlete, playing football and baseball for the Fins.
In baseball, he is a dependable outfielder with a perfect record in the field, committing no errors this season. On the gridiron, he played fullback and was the Dolphins’ kicker. Avila signed Globe for his kicking skills.
Globe never really considered taking his game to the next level until he attended a showcase last month, where he caught the eye of several collegiate scouts. As humble as he is talented, Globe said he “kinda thought it was out of reach, to be honest.”
Globe is the son of Christopher and Deborah Globe. His younger sister and brother, Caylie and Cameron, both attend Marathon and play multiple sports like their college-bound brother.
Aaron Dolton was a standout on Marathon’s football team as well, but he chose to focus his talents on the track rather than the gridiron after joining the track and field team as a junior.
“I started doing track just to get better at football, but I began liking the sport, and you know, here I am,” he said.
Dolton quickly made a name for himself in jumping events and hurdles, using his 6’3” frame to his advantage. He holds school records in the 110m high hurdles, 400m intermediate hurdles and will hold the school’s 300m intermediate hurdle record forever, now that the event has disappeared from competition.
Dolton inked his letter to run for Flagler College in St. Augustine. He is excited for the opportunity to travel and compete in new places, and he thanked his coaches, saying, “They just each stepped up along the way and helped me to get better and work harder.”
Dolton is the son of Kaia and Jay Miller. His sister, Elise, also attends Marathon High School.