Maranacook’s Nicole D’Angelo went into the Class C state track and field championships as the meet’s top seed in both the shot put and the pole vault. Despite her status as a favorite, however, coach Ronn Gifford said she didn’t go in looking like one.
“I’d love to tell you she had two fantastic practices heading into the state meets, because she didn’t,” he said, laughing. “There would be some in the theater world that say a crappy dress rehearsal means it’s going to be a great show. And that was kind of the way.”