Full name: Harold Earl "Hal" Barron
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: August 29, 1894 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 5, 1978 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: Meadowbrook Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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 Bests: 120yH – 15.0 (1917).
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