COLUMBIA — The best photos from Missourian photographers this week included the Southeastern Conference Track and Field Championships and a lesson in chivalry from a local 10-year-old.
In this photo by Breanne Bradley, Mississippi senior Anne Threlkeld, left, Mississippi sophomore McKenna Coughlin and Georgia sophomore Erika Ramsey compete in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase Saturday at Walton Stadium. MU hosted the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend.
Missourian photographer Peter Marek captured this image of Centralia Intermediate School students dressed as Union soldiers as they hide in the tall grass. The students participated in Civil War Day with a re-enactment Friday at the Centralia Battlefield.
Symone Merriman, left, and Elizabeth Ward have their picture taken with Truman the Tiger on Friday at the MU Senior Sendoff in this photo by Roxana Pop. The celebration included Tiger Prowl, the symbolic walk through the MU Columns on Francis Quadrangle.
In this photo by Sarah Ng, Courtney Nowlin, 18, waits for her date, Morgan Buckler, 16, to come to the doorstep. Buckler was an hour and a half late because he needed to return his oversized tuxedo. Rock Bridge students celebrated prom Friday in the Kimball Ballroom at Stephens College.
Missourian photographer Amy Stroth captured this image of Tennessee pitcher Ivy Renfroe pitching to Missouri batter Taylor Gadbois in the semifinal game in the 2013 SEC tournament Saturday at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Missouri defeated Tennessee 3-0, and ace Chelsea Thomas threw seven scoreless innings against the SEC's top hitting team.
Retired Marine Capt. Ralph Dobbs salutes a returning World War II veteran in this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball taken at the Central Missouri Honor Flight Welcome Home Party on Wednesday morning. About 70 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans took part in the flight to Washington to visit the nation's war memorials.
Missourian photographer Whitney Hayward captured this image of Cole Nowlin, 10, holding a rose on Ninth Street. Cole handed flowers to people for the YouTube video "The Extra Mile," in which he instructs college-aged men how to treat women nicely. The video has gained more than 440,000 views.
From left, Brianna Hobbs lights her candle with the candles of classmates Sonseriya Williams and Gabrielle Gibson at the candlelight vigil held in memory of Arvarh E. Strickland in this photo by Elizabeth Cardwell. A vigil was held to honor Strickland, MU's first black professors, on Monday in front of the hall named after him.
In this photo by Showkat Nanda, MU student Dean Frazier lays in a hammock while his friend Jack Smithey sits on a tree branch Tuesday afternoon in Peace Park. Frazier, one of many to enjoy Tuesday's warm weather, hung the hammock nearly 15 feet above the ground.
Circus performers set up concession stands before the first show of Circus Pages in this photo by Harry Katz taken at the Boone County fairgrounds Friday. The circus, run by the Pages family, originated in Cuba in the 1960s.
Kickapoo's Taylor Dade, Rock Bridge's Sam Harrison and Rolla's Justin Isaacson prepare to putt on the 18th green at the end of their round in the Class 4 Sectional golf tournament on Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Course in this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball. Three Bruins golfers placed in the top five to win the Class 4 Sectional tournament and advance Rock Bridge to state.
Amy Stroth captured this image of Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers as she hugs catcher Taylore Fuller while Missouri players head back to their dugout. Florida defeated Missouri 10-4 in the SEC championship game Saturday at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky.