"I'm on fire to run fast again," Karratti said. "I really needed to sit-out last season and focus on my school, grow-up and appreciate the chances I have here at UH. That time really allowed me to set my priorities."
This season, Karratti is also picking up the hammer throw where she is proving to be a "natural" says UH throws coach Garrett Collier. "Her hula and surfing have given her all the quick foot work and balance she needs allowing her speed to come into play ... give her two years in this event and stand back," Collier said.
While Karratti was busy on the straightaway, junior Tasha Monroe rolled out records in the 200m (25.66) and 400m (57.13), and then led off the 4 x 400m relay to another record with teammates Dana Buchanan, Ashley Monfort and Kelly Young. Earlier in the day, Young knocked four seconds off the old Hawai`i record in the 800m, striding out 2:08.46 to win the event.
Not to be outdone in the field, sophomore Patricia Gauthier jumped a record mark of 3.56 meters (11' 6 3/4") in her first ever Indoor competition, while freshman Meghan Weaver asserted herself with a victory and UH best of 13.37m (43' 8 1/2 ") in the shot put. Junior Novelle Murray won Sunday's 20lb weight while approaching top form in preparation for the upcoming WAC Indoor Championships at the end of February in Boise, ID.