Hal Heiland

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarold William "Hal"•Heiland
Used nameHal•Heiland
Born26 April 1890 in Ilion, New York (USA)
Died18 April 1963 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsXavier Athletic Club
NOC United States


Hal Heiland of the Xavier AA finished third in the 1912 Eastern Olympic Trials in the 200 metres. He was, however, placed on the US Team in both short sprints, but did not make the Olympic final of either event. Heiland was only chosen for the supplementary list for the Olympics, but had a good showing at an Olympic tune-up meet at American League Park in New York on 12 June. He chased top sprinter Ira Courtney in the 300 metres, finishing second to him. Heiland worked in the 1910s as a supervisor at the International Arms and Engineering Company, and later had a similar role with Westinghouse Electric.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1912); 200 – 22.0 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Hal Heiland
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h13 r1/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h2 r2/3
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS