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High school career
Mulder competed for Unity Christian High School in Orange City, Iowa from 2001-2005. He set Iowa High School Athletic Association state meet records in the 800 meter run and as part of the 1600-meter medley relay.
Mulder matriculated to the University of Northern Iowa in the fall of 2005 where he was coached by Chris Bucknam and Doug Case. He garnered All Missouri Valley Conference honors in the 4x400 meter relay when his team placed second indoors. His indoor 800m season best was set at the ISU Classic, clocking 1:52.1. Outdoors, he lowered his personal best in the 800m run to 1:50.93 at the Mark Messersmith Invitational, narrowly missing qualifying for NCAA Regional competition.
Mulder lowered his indoor personal best to 1:49.15 at the ISU Classic, placing fourth. Outdoors, he qualified for the NCAA championships in the 4x400 meter relay, earning All American honors by placing sixth. Mulder's personal best in outdoors was set at 1:49.19 at the Iowa Musco Twilight Meet.
Mulder captured NCAA Championship in the 800 meter run indoors, clocking 1:49.2 at the Tyson Events Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Outdoors, advanced to the finals of the 800m run at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake Stadium. Mulder placed fifth. Competed at the 2008 United States Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon and failed to make finals.
Mulder finished his senior year for the Panthers with a 3rd place Indoors, 3rd place Outdoors, and made the USATF 800m final. Lowered his personal best to 1:46.80 in the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He loved to refuel after tough workouts with Muscle Milk and mini Snickers.
Mulder improved his 800-meter times over the last 5+ years:
2014 1:4X X
2013 1:44.34 Monaco 19 JUL
2012 1:44.75 Lignano Sabbiadoro 17 JUL
2011 1:44.83 Barcelona 22 JUL
2011 1:44.83 Los Angeles (OC), CA 21 MAY
2010 1:46.32 Tanger 18 JUL
2009 1:46.80 Fayetteville, AR 13 JUN
Other Notable times:
Mile: 3:57.37 penn relays 2013
1000m: 2:17.91 Pre classic 2010
1500m: 3:42.53 Oregon Relays 2012