Former Rancho Cotate High’s Lea Butler has risen fast in the pole vault world.
As a junior in 2011 Butler was only an eight foot vaulter placing 4th in NBL finals.
As a senior she had a nice improvement to 9-4 but was only a 3rd place finisher in the NBL.
Only two years later Butler is now the State Community College silver medalist for our Santa Rosa Junior College team, taking 2nd with an 11-7¼ vault.
State results
Congrads to Lea and all those who helped her get to these new heights.


14-0 Shannon Pierson, Sacramento Track Club (El Molino, `92, SRJC) 6/01
12-3 Michelle Stone, Ursuline at UC Berkely 5/28/10
12-1½ Gayle Greenough, CSU Fullerton (Maria Carrillo & SRJC 2002) at Northridge 5/17/08 3.70m
12-0½ Siobhan Anderson, Maria Carrillo at Gabor 5/19/12
12-0½ Danielle Steffen, Petaluma 2011 at RC 5/19/12
11-10 Nisana Andersen, SRJC (Ursuline ’00?) at Hayward 5/17/03
11-10 Helen-Ann Haun, Healdsburg 5/31/13 State
11-8 Emely Flores, Santa Rosa H.S. 6/4/04
11-7¼ Lea Butler, SRJC (Rancho Cotate ’12) at JC State 5/17/14
11-6 Melissa Adams, Rancho Cotate 2003 at Davis 4/18/03