LaRocca's high hopes realized downstate
May 30, 2015 11:44 PM - What Palatine senior Jake LaRocca had only dreamt about became an amazing reality on Saturday in the boys track and field state meet finals at O'Brien Field on the Eastern Illinois University campus. LaRocca completed his season of dominance in the pole vault, clearing 16 feet and winning the event for the first time in his school's storied track history. "It was like a silly dream of mine to win state," LaRocca said. "Now that this happened, it doesn't seem real."