Percy Gates opens the door and leads the Grimsley Whirlies into the fast lane during the NCHSAA Regional Swimming Championships at GAC

Posted by Press Release on February 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

Whirlie Record Setting Senior Percy Gates leads Grimsley to Fantastic Finish at NCHSAA Central Regional Championships

Both the Whirlie Men’s & Women’s swim teams finished second at the NCHSAA Central
Regional Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Men were led by Senior Percy Gates who won both the 50 & 100 freestyles in
record times. He also anchored the winning men’s 200 Freestyle Relay team (Pieter
Brower, Joe Riley, McKenzie Cole, Percy Gates) to victory. Sophomore Pieter Brower
(200 Free), Junior Natalie Labonge (50 Free), and Senior Natalie Harris (100 Back)
also won individual events for the Whirlies.
The following swimmers advance to the NCHSAA State Meet next weekend in Cary to swim
the following events: (Sr) Natalie Harris 200 Free, 100 Back, (So) Pieter Brower 200
Free, 100 Back, (Fr) Alexandra Kreager 200 IM, 500 Free, (Jr) Natalie Labonge 50
Free, 100 Free, (Fr) Caitlin Cockcroft 50 free, (Sr) Percy Gates 50 Free, 100 Free,
(Sr) Joe Riley 50 Free, 100 Free, (Sr) Patrick McMullen 500 Free, (So) McKenzie Cole
100 Breast, Women’s 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, Men’s 200
Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay.

Top 5 Final Scores:
(Women) East Chapel Hill 290, Grimsley 274, Reagan 247, West Forsyth 146 Jordan 140.
(Men) East Chapel Hill 351.5, Grimsley 295.5, Reynolds 166.5, Reagan 153, Jordan 139


  • Go Big Blue said,

    Strong showing by the Whirlies. Best of luck in the state meet next week.