Multiple Teams · Chronicle-Tribune Top-25 Athletes of 2014-15

The Chronicle-Tribune has released its’ Top-25 Athletes for the entire 2014-2015 school year.  A total of six Marion Giants made the list. Oak Hill’s Janae Moffitt was #1 on the list after winning her second state championship in the high jump.  Emily Murphy was the top Giant on the list coming in at #4 after a stellar three-sport career.


4.  Emily Murphy (Marion gymnastics, track and field and soccer)

In gymnastics, the Marion senior qualified for the regional on the balance beam. She qualified for the regional for the fourth straight time in her prep career after placing fourth on the balance beam at the sectional with a 9.050.

In track and field, Murphy qualified for the regional in the pole vault for the second straight year. Murphy won the pole vault at the sectional at 9 feet.

In soccer, Murphy was one of the Giants team captains. She was one of the leaders of the defense that helped Marion advance to the regional championship game.

6.  Kaylan Williams (Marion girls’ soccer, track and field and swimming)

The Marion junior helped the Giants reach the regional championship in girls’ soccer. She led the Giants with 22 goals and seven assists while helping Marion to a 13-5-1 record. Williams was named to the All-NCC team. She also was named third team all state. 

In track and field, Williams qualified for the regional in the long jump. She took second in the sectional at 15 feet, 1 1/4 inches.

In swimming, Williams qualified for the final day of the sectional in the 50 freestyle and breaststroke.

15.  Sasha Glickfield (Marion girls’ tennis and golf)

In tennis, the Marion senior advanced to the individual sectional finals. She was named honorable mention all state in singles. Glickfield ended her senior season at 20-7. She played No. 1 singles all four years at Marion and finished with a 79-25 career record. She was named to the All-NCC team and helped lead Marion to an NCC championship.

In golf, the Marion senior qualified for the regional as an individual. She qualified for the regional after shooting an 80 and taking second place at the sectional. She was the first golfer among those from non-advancing teams to qualify for the regional. Glickfield played in the regional all four years of her high school career. She also was named to the All-NCC team this year. She signed to continue her golf career at University of Illinois-Springfield. 

17.  Breanikka Jones (Marion girls’ track and field and soccer)

The Marion junior qualified for the state finals in the 100-meter dash. She qualified for state after winning the regional in 13.03 seconds. It was the second time she qualified for state in the 100-meter dash. Jones won the 100-meter dash and was second in the 200-meter dash at the sectional. Jones won the 100- and 200-meter dashes during the North Central Conference Meet.

Jones finished with 12 goals while helping the Marion girls’ soccer team to the regional championship match.

18.  Will Collins (Marion football and track and field)

In track, the Marion senior was part of the 4 x 100-meter relay team that qualified for the state finals. Collins was second in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the sectional. He was fourth in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash at the regional. Collins won the 200-meter dash and was second in the 100-meter dash at the NCC Meet.

In football, Collins rushed for 778 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes for 67 yards and one touchdown.

21.  Vijay Blackmon (Marion boys’ basketball)

The Giant junior was named the Chronicle-Tribune’s Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. He was named to the Indiana All-Star Junior North team and also was named to the IBCA/Subway Underclassman team. Blackmon helped the Giants to a 15-10 record by leading Marion with an average of 21.3 points per game.