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<p>NIKE executive and former board member Julia Brimm-Edwards (from left), Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith, District Athletic Director Marshall Haskins, Wilson Principal Brian Chatard and School Board Co-Chair Greg Belisle take part in Friday’s groundbreaking of a new track and synthetic turf field at Jefferson High School.</p>

NIKE executive and former board member Julia Brimm-Edwards (from left), Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith, District Athletic Director Marshall Haskins, Wilson Principal Brian Chatard and School Board Co-Chair Greg Belisle take part in Friday’s groundbreaking of a new track and synthetic turf field at Jefferson High School.

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A 10-year community-wide effort to provide every Portland high school with a new track and a synthetic turf field took a big step toward conclusion Friday when student athletes, Superintendent Carole Smith, NIKE and community leaders broke ground on the first of four new fields and tracks that will be completed this summer.