The state’s reigning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Player of the Year, the 5-foot-8, 120-pound senior swept the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter run events at the Class 3A state meet this past season, leading the Tigers to a second-place finish as a team. Mueller also took second at the Magis Mile in Chicago with a time of 4:07.09, which, at the time of his selection ,ranked No. 9 nationally among 2021 prep competitors. He broke the tape in the 3200 at June’s RunningLane Track Championships in a personal-best 8:56.31, which ranked No. 37 nationally at the time of his selection.
Mueller has maintained a 3.52 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Iowa State University this fall.
A two-time All-Conference honoree with the A-D-M boys basketball team, Mueller is a member of the leadership team with his local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. He has volunteered locally on behalf of an elementary school literacy-outreach program, and he has donated his time to multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.