|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Harold Earl "Hal"•Barron|
|Born||29 August 1894 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania (USA)|
|Died||5 October 1978 in San Francisco, California (USA)|
|Measurements||183 cm / 64 kg|
|Affiliations||Meadowbrook Club, Philadelphia (USA)|
After winning the AAU high hurdles in 1917, Hal Barron repeated in 1920 and also won the NCAA title in 1922. Indoors, over the 70y hurdles he won the AAU in 1918, 1921, and 1922 and the IC4A in 1922. Barron took the 1920 Olympic Trials in 15.2 and then equalled the Olympic record of 15.0 in the semifinals at Antwerp, but in the finals could not match the pace of the Canadian from Dartmouth, Earl Thomson, and finished in second place. After graduating from Penn State, Barron coached briefly at Mercersburg Academy and Cascadilla School (NY) before taking up an appointment as head coach at Georgia Tech.
Personal Best: 120yH – 15.0 (1917).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1920 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Hal Barron|
|110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic)||2||Silver|
Date of death previously listed as 31 March 1962.