Kent State University senior Chelsea Laury and redshirt freshman TJ Lawson (Stow) competed in the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.

Lawson completed the first day of the relays in seventh place in the decathlon with 3,883 points after finishing among the top 10 in four of the five events. He placed second in the high jump (6-foot-8) and sixth in the long jump (23-4).

Laury is 18th in the heptathlon with 3,130 points. She placed 11th in the 200 meters with a personal-best time of 24.92 seconds, and also recorded a personal-best 35-5 in the shot put.

Kent State softball

The visiting Kent State University softball team went 2-0 in a nonleague doubleheader against the University of Evansville.

The Golden Flashes (12-16, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) won the first game 9-1 and the second game 8-2.

Kent State senior Janel Hayes (7-3) pitched all six innings, allowing six hits and one run, in the opener.

The Purple Aces (12-16, 3-1 MVC) scored their only run in the second inning when freshman Tess Hupe singled up the middle to score red-shirt sophomore Morgan Lambert.

Kent State opened the second game with a four-run first inning and was never threatened the rest of the way.

Freshman pitcher Madi Huck (1-3) recorded her first win of the season, allowing only two hits through four innings, in the nightcap.

Senior Maddy Grimm hit her ninth home run of the season in the first game and her 10th home run of the season in the second game. She also recorded three RBI in the doubleheader.