February 12, 2010
Bruins senior, Logan Parks, hangs off the basket after dunking the ball as Tigers senior, William Verner, looks on during Friday night's game.
Bruins senior, Ricky Kreklow, jumps up for a shot against the Westport Tigers as their sophomore, Tyreek Freeman, moves in to block during Friday night's game.
Rock Bridge High senior Stephanie Curtis smells the floral arrangement she is working on at the Columbia Area Career Center flower shop. The shop held a special sale for Valentine's Day on Friday.
Stephanie Curtis, a senior at Rock Bridge High, arranges roses in the back room of the flower shop at the Columbia Area Career Center on Friday. The flower shop is staffed by high school students as part of a class.
Rock Bridge high school junior Christy Beck creates a bow for a floral arrangement at the Columbia Area Career Center floral shop on Friday. The arrangements in the shop are created by students as part of a floral and plant design class.
The Columbia Area Career Center flower shop is decked out for Valentine's Day. The shop sells floral arrangements as well as potted plants.
Ous Mellouli, swimming for the Trojan Swim Club of the University of South California, competes in the men's 400m individual medley on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Mellouli, gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, finished in 4:28.73, placing first in his heat and the preliminary rounds.
Swimmers dive at the start of the fifth heat of the women's 100m breaststroke on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Haylee Johnson, top far left, a national qualifier swimming for the University of British Columbia Dolphins, finished in 1:11.47, taking first in the heat and third in the preliminary.
Tristin Baxter, 17, swimming for the Clovis Swim Club, competes in the women's 400 individual medley Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix. Baxter finished in 5:01.14, placing first in her heat.
A recap of the week's major events, as seen in photographs.
Pineda Gary of Guatemala competes during heat 7 of the men's 200m freestyle at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday inside the Missouri Aquatic Center.
Swimmers plunge into the depths during heat 3 of the men's 100m breaststroke at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Swimmers compete in the women's 200m freestyle during the Missouri Grand Prix Friday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Blas Yslas of MU powers through the water during the second heat of the men's 100m breaststroke Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps won't be competing in the Grand Prix competition in Columbia. He and other team members are stuck in the Washington, D.C., area, thanks to heavy snowfall there.
American speed skater Shani Davis trains Thursday at the Richmond Olympic Oval at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening ceremony will take place Friday inside the inside the domed 60,600-seat BC Place, the first time a host nation has put a roof over the extravagant spectacle. More than 2,500 athletes are expected at these Olympics.
MU baseball pitcher Nick Tepesch warms up during a practice Wednesday in Devine Pavillion.
Freshman Brent Haynes has competed against six of the top 15 college wrestlers in the nation, upsetting two. Haynes looks to upset his third on Sunday, when he will wrestle NCAA National Champion and current No. 1, Jake Varner of Iowa State.
Ten Missouri natives have participated in the Winter Olympic Games. This year J.P. Kepka from St. Louis will compete as a speed skater.