Isaac Green, track star, is first Monarch Coyote to win Gatorade athlete of the year award

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Isaac Green made history on Thursday morning, becoming the first athlete from his school to ever win a Gatorade player of the year award.

Green, a senior who stars in track and cross country, was named Colorado's boys track and field athlete of the year by the organization.

He won the 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter races at the Class 5A state meet last May, as well as running the lead leg of Monarch's championship 4x800 relay team. The Coyotes finished second as a team thanks in large part to his efforts.

After the season, Green was named the 5A athlete of the year as part of the all-state teams.

Green, also a two-time cross country champion, is now a finalist for the national athlete of the year award, which will be announced later in June.

"Isaac is an outstanding athlete and an outstanding young man," Monarch coach Kent Rieder said in a statement. "His accomplishments speak for themselves, in track and cross country, but for him, the team has always come first, over his individual ambitions."

Green, who has a 3.68 GPA, will run at the University of Washington this fall.