A pair of well-liked sophomores, Tanner Blackmore and Thais Lindemayer Gomes, were crowned Cowley College’s Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Tiger men’s basketball game vs. Butler Community College Wednesday night at W.S. Scott Auditorium.
Blackmore of Cushing, Oklahoma, is the son of Donny Tankersley and Amy Blackmore. At Cowley he is a member of the nationally ranked Tiger track and field team, is a student ambassador, and is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, the International Student Organization, and the Reverb College Ministry. He is a returning All-American that ran as part of the outdoor conference champion 4x800-meter relay team that placed sixth at nationals. He was also the 2018 indoor conference champion in the 800-meter run and has ran the second fastest indoor 800-meter time in school history. He recently was named the 800-meter region champion and ran as part of the region champion 4x800-meter relay team. He hopes to continue his track career at a NCAA Division I school while earning his MBA with a focus on financial planning and a double major in risk analysis.
Gomes of Porto Alegre, Brazil, is the daughter of Jose Haroldo Gomes and Martina Lindemayer. At Cowley she was named Cowley College’s 2018 Female Athlete of the Year, a Student of the Month, a finalist for Queen Alalah, and has a 4.0 grade point average. Gomes was the indoor conference and region champion in the pole vault before capturing the national championship in the pole vault at the 2018 indoor nationals. She again was the outdoor conference and region champion in the pole vault and the national champion in the pole vault at the 2018 outdoor nationals. Along with being a member of the nationally ranked Tiger track and field team, Gomes is extremely active on the Cowley College campus as she serves as vice president of services for Phi Theta Kappa, president of the International Club, is a Cowley tutor, a resident assistant, and is involved in the college ministry. She has also volunteered her time with several community projects. The dietetics major has signed early to continue her track career at NCAA Division I Southeastern Louisiana University.
Queen finalists were, Thais Lindemayer Gomes, Taylor Hinnenkamp, Milica Kusmuk, Taylor Woodward, and Morgan Worley.
King finalists were, Tanner Blackmore, Warren Graves, Andre Thompson Jr., Carlos Trapero, and Brenden Van Dyke.