Following Saturday’s showdown with the Bluejays, Drake will have two weeks to prepare for its next race, the Mid-America Collegiate Rowing Association (MACRA) Championship held May 1 on Lake Harsha in East Fork Lake State Park in southern Ohio. There will not be a trophy on the line Saturday, but the head-to-head regatta allows both teams to continue to improve for their respective conference championships. Drake travels to the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship one month from this weekend when the Bulldogs travel to Princeton, N.J., May 15. The schools race each other twice each school year with the fall race annually held in Des Moines, Iowa, while the spring race is held in the Omaha, Neb. area. Drake edged Creighton this past fall on the Des Moines River to claim the trophy awarded to the winner each fall. “Saturday is a great opportunity for us to try some new lineups and see how they perform,” said Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “The format is one race for each boat so we want them emotionally, mentally and physically ready to go, no second chances. We have focused on rowing together as a team and giving great effort to their teammates. We are excited to get on the water.” Drake at Creighton Race TimesV4+ – 10 a.m.2V8+ – 10:20 a.m.V8+ – 10:40 a.m.2V4+ – 11 a.m. Print Friendly Version CARTER LAKE, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team continues its spring season Saturday morning as the Bulldogs will race the Creighton Bluejays. The local rivals will compete in four different races, varsity 4+, 2nd varsity 4+, varsity 8+ and 2nd varsity 8+, on Carter Lake.