King City Mustangs’ Josh Jimenez swims the 50-meter freestyle during the April 30 swim meet at the King City Pool. He swam the portion the fastest out of his competition group of three despite his goggles having come off early in his swim. (Sean Roney/Staff)

KING CITY — King City High School Mustangs swim team placed high in a friendly meet April 30 at the King City Recreation Department’s pool against the Seaside High Spartans.

Many of the Mustang girls and boys came away with first- and second-place finishes.

Placing in the girls division for King City were: Rachael Stuercke, in both the 100 IM and the 50 free; Samantha Clavijo, in the 50 free and 50 back; Ashley Torres, first in the 50 fly and second in the 100 IM; and Aubrey Taylor, first in the 200 free and first in the 50 fly.

In the boys division, King City had the following placers: Dylan Wheeler, first in both the 50 back and the 200 free; Austin Short, first in the 100 IM and the 100 back; Max Morales, first in both the 50 fly and the 50 free; Jose Aguilar, first in the 100 breast and second in the 50 free; Josh Jimenez, first in the 100 free; and Julian Alatorre, second in the 100 free.

The King City swimmers will travel to Gilroy next week to swim against the Gilroy Mustangs.

King City High School’s Julian Alatorre dives into the water at the beginning of the 50-meter freestyle as part of the swim meet April 30 at the King City Pool. (Sean Roney/Staff)
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