East Rockingham’s Butler wins gold at state meet

At last week's 2A East Region meet, East Rockingham senior Javon Butler said he wanted to hit 22 feet in the long jump

He surpassed that mark Friday and earned state gold in the process.

Butler, who will play college football at Division II Glenville State this fall, won the 2A boys long jump championship at the VHSL 1A/2A outdoor track and field state meet on Friday at ERHS. Butler took the gold with a jump of 22 feet, 4.5 inches.

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