Albert Lea senior will run track, cross country for Northwestern College

Published 8:39 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Autumn Muilenburg of Albert Lea has signed a letter of intent to continue her cross country and track and field careers at Northwestern College next school year, according to a press release.

Muilenburg has competed for the Albert Lea High School cross country and track teams for years heading into her senior track season this spring. Muilenburg earned All-Conference honors three years and qualified for the state cross country meet as a junior. She has personal bests of 5:29 in the 1600-meter, 12:03 in the 3200-meter and 19:06 in the 5k. Muilenburg plans to major in English education at Northwestern and is the daughter of Mark and Holly Muilenburg.

“We are thrilled to have Autumn join our Red Raider cross country and track and field teams,” said Northwestern head coach Scott Bahrke. “She is a very talented distance runner who is going to help our women’s team achieve its goals in 2018-19 and beyond. Autumn has a great team-first attitude that will fit in well with our team.”

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,200 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated the nation’s eighth-best baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly and a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News and World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education committed to academic rigor and a Christ-centered worldview, according to the release.