NEILL CLARK (#1) MOVES TO THE HEAD OF THE PACK
BEHIND THE FIRST TWO RUNNERS AT THREE-TENTHS OF A MILE
WITH ERIC CHAPPELLE (#953) AND DAVID BUCKO (#126)
RIGHT BEHIND, FOLLOWED BY FRANK MANERI (#721).
MANERI WOULD FINISH SEVENTH OVERALL AND FIRST
IN THE OVER-50 AGE GROUP.
JEFF LYONS PHOTO

33rd Annual Bar Association Run a Beauty!

BY MANNY D. POKOTILOW
CAESAR, RIVISE, BERNSTEIN, COHEN & POKOTILOW
©2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA---The 33rd annual Philadelphia Bar Association Run was held on May 20, 2012 and almost 1,300 participants finished the 5K course. The Open competition was won by Tim Pagano, an accountant at Harrods’ residing in Philadelphia and Carmon Harvey, a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association who is with Montgomery, McCracken. The Bar Association competition was won by Neill Clark of Faruqi & Faruqi for the 14th consecutive time and Carmon Harvey who won the female Bar competition for the second year in a row for a sweep of the women’s competition.

The weather was brilliant with the sun shining on a low humidity day with most of the race completed while the temperature was below 65°. The temperature was cool enough for the participants and comfortable for the spectators and volunteers. The ambience was also enhanced by radio station B101.1 playing music throughout the pre-race registration, the race, and the postrace celebration. For the Support Center for Child Advocates, the beneficiary of the race, it will be the recipient of at least $100,000 that was raised this year.

In addition to Neill Clark’s overall second place performance and Carmon Harvey’s win in the Open competition, there were also some excellent performances by members of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Dana Kolesar of Morgan Lewis finished first among women 30-34 in a time of 20:17. Colin Knisley of Duane Morris who finished second in the Bar Association competition, also finished fifth overall in a time of 18:14. Frank Maneri, age 50, not only finished seventh overall in the competition, but first among men 50-54 in a time of 18:30. Michelle Tiger of Klein & Specter finished first among females 50-54 in a time of 23:14, more than five minutes ahead of the second place female in her age group and the fastest finish for any woman over 40. Steve Sawyer of Terpollili Sawyer finished first among men 60-64 in a time of 20:14 and Phil Bertocci finished first among men 70-74 in a time of 26:21.

 

 CARMON HARVEY IS FIRST AMONG WOMEN ON THE WA
BACK AFTER THE TURNAROUND.
JEFF LYONS PHOTO
The Race started off with a bang with hundreds of runners sprinting to get to the front. After 50 yards, Jacob Winterstein had arrived at the front followed by a pack which included Neill Clark, Eric Chappelle, Tim Pagano, the ultimate winner, Frank Maneri, and David Bucko. Tim Pagano moved up quickly from the pack and passed Jacob Wintersein. As Winterstein fell back, Neill Clark moved to the lead of the pack behind the first runner, along with Frank Chappelle of Philadelphia and David Bucko right behind. Frank Maneri followed closely.

In the women’s race, Carmon Harvey took the lead after the start and was in the lead among women at one mile. She was followed by Dana Kolesar who was in second place, Shauna Itri of the Berger Montague firm, Anne Marie Moffatt, Judy Cassel, Shannon Leight, and Jenna Mesigian of Reed Smith.

In the men’s race, the places at the front did not change with Pagano stretching his lead throughout the second half of the race, followed by Clark.

Pagano finished first in an excellent time of 16:53, Clark who is now 40, finished second in a time of 17:38 and Deondray Ivey, age 17, finished third in a time of 17:41. David Bucko finished fourth in a time of 18:00, followed by Colin Knisley in a time of 18:14.

Carmon Harvey finished first among women in a time of 19:41, a second faster than her win last year. She was followed by Anne Marie Moffatt who finished second in a time of 19:56. Dana Kolesar finished third overall and second in the Bar Association Competition in a time of 20:17.

 

 TIM PAGANO (#596) IS ABOUT TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE,
OUT OF SIGHT OF THE NEXT RUNNER.
JEFF LYONS PHOTO
In legal team competition, Stradley Ronon placed first out of 48 teams, followed by Morgan Lewis and Community Legal Services. Duane Morris was fourth and Dechert placed fifth. In company team competition, Team Delvacca was first followed by Parente Beard and Capital Project Management, Inc., tied for second.

The race was started and awards were presented by T. Morgan, a disc jockey for WMGK 102.9 in Philadelphia. There were 1,582 registrants for the race with 1,262 who actually completed the 5K course. This was a record number of finishers, narrowly beating 2010 when 1,260 finished. Another interesting statistic: there were 790 males who finished and 792 females who finished the race. The Philadelphia Bar Association was joined as a sponsor this year by FirsTrust, Wawa, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow Ltd., Brooks, Philadelphia Runner, Iron Mountain, The Legal Intelligencer, The Philadelphia Bar Association, USI Affinity, Veritext, Landmark Legal Solutions, Savran Benson LLP, Capital Project Management, Inc. and Reliable.
In addition, the law firms of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Anapol Schwartz; Archer & Greiner; Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel; Cozen O’Connor; DLA Piper; Drinker Biddle; Flaster/Greenberg; Fox Rothschild; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; Momjian Anderer; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel; Pepper Hamilton; Ratner Prestia; Raynes McCarty; Sandals & Associates; Thorp Reed & Armstrong; Woodcock Washburn and Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy contributed as legal sponsors. Barrack Rodos & Bacine and Schnader supported the Run as legal supporters.

Also contributing to the proceeds were the 48 legal teams that entered the race. Once again, the Philadelphia Bar Association came through! Thanks to the Philadelphia Bar Association Charity Run Committee and the wonderful volunteers for the Support Center for Child Advocates, the race came off beautifully! Also, thanks to the contributions of the sponsors who provided treats for after the race for everyone to enjoy and enjoy they did.

 

 FRANK MANERI (#721) A 50-YEAR-OLD LAWYER FINISHES
THIRD IN THE BAR AND SEVENTH PLACE OVERALL.
JEFF LYONS PHOTO