University of Texas freshman John Burt jumps over a hurdle in the 110 meter hurdle race at the Texas Relays on April 2, 2016. Shelby Tauber for the Austin American-Statesman

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Dual-sport athlete John Burt to resume hurdling at Texas’ Longhorn Invitational

Posted April 27th, 2017

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This weekend, John Burt will look to get back on track.

Burt has been listed as an entrant in the 110-meter hurdles for the Longhorn Invitational. This will be the first indoor or outdoor meet in 2017 for Burt, a sophomore who had suspended his track career in an effort to focus on his role as a wide receiver with Texas’ football team. Burt caught one ball during Texas’ spring game on April 15, and he will enter his fall with 46 career receptions.

On the track, Burt was last seen competing in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter relay at the 2016 NCAA championships. Last year, he finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at the Big 12’s outdoor meet with a time of 13.98 seconds.

Nearly a year later — with the countdown to this year’s Big 12 championships set at two weeks — Burt will join Texas teammates Steele Wasik, Spencer Dunkerley-Offor and George Patrick in a 17-hurdler field at the Longhorn Invitational. The gun for the 110-meter hurdles is scheduled to go off at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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