Placco, Grundy make college committments

Jake Grundy and James Placco, two members of La Salle Academy's nationally-ranked cross-country team, recently signed their college letter of intents to a pair of high-level military institutions.

Placco will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint next fall. The senior's forte has been the middle-distance events. He was second in the 600-meter run at the indoor state meet this past winter. He also has best of 2:34 for 1,000m, 1:24 for 600m, 1:57 for 800m and 4:03 for 1,500m.

Grundy has committed to the Naval Academy. He has excelled in the distance events throughout his career. Last year, he was a runner-up in the 3,000m at the outdoor state championship. He owns bests of 4:08 for 1,500m, 8:48 for 3K and 15:44 for 5K.