first_imgStory Links Men’s ResultsWomen’s ResultsCraig Klomp and Katherine Lampard led the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s cross country teams to fourth-place finishes at the 2018 Marauder Bayfront Open on Friday, October 12 in Hamilton, Ont.The Blues men finished with 118 points, behind the host Marauders (36), Western Mustangs (65) and Windsor Lancers (75).Klomp crossed the 8km finish line in 24:56, followed closely by fellow Blues veteran Robert Lawand in seventh place (25:11). Sam Kinahan (26:10), Jake Carroll (26:18) and Mitchell Miron (26:18) rounded out Toronto’s Top 5.U of T’s women accumulated 97 points, behind the Dalhousie Tigers (56), Western Mustangs (75) and McMaster Marauders (91)Lampard was the first Varsity Blue across the 8km finish line in 29:26. Katherine Marshall (30:12) and Tanis Bolton (30:16) placed 11th and 12th, respectively. Somerset Jarvis (31:36) and Hilary Stone (31:49) rounded out the Blues Top 5 finishers.The Varsity Blues now gear up for the 2018 OUA championships on Saturday,  October 27 in London, Ont.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

‘I was in contact with Arsenal’, reveals new PSG midfielder Julian Draxler

first_img1 Julian Draxler has revealed he was in contact with Arsenal for the past three years before joining Paris Saint-Germain this January.The Germany international moved to the French champions from Wolfsburg during the most recent transfer window for a fee of £35.5million.Draxler had been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, particularly during his time with Schalke from 2011 to 2015, and again recently when he voiced his desire to leave Wolfsburg.In the end, though, the attacking midfielder elected to join PSG as he was keen for a fresh challenge and Arsenal made no approach this January.But he did reveal that the Premier League side had been in contact over the past few years.“I had some good years in Germany but I wanted to experience something different,” Draxler told Telefoot.“For that reason, I chose to join PSG. The directors and coach at Wolfsburg have changed. I was on good terms with them and we decided it was best if I left.“I listened to my heart and chose PSG as they play in a style that suits me best. I had several options though.“Arsenal had been in contact since about two or three years ago but I was not in touch with them this winter.” Julian Draxler has revealed he had been in contact with Arsenal over the last few years last_img read more