EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPRINTER
Emetic was the fastest sprinter there that day; a sprinter, not a stayer.
Withrow, hearing this, was off like a sprinter who hears the signal.
Like a sprinter his volition was fixed on a goal, beyond which lay collapse.
I was like a sprinter that breasts the tape, only to be carried fainting from the field.
Then he rose, crouchingly, next made a sprinter's start and bolted.
"You're more of a sprinter than a shooter, if I'm any judge," said Locke.
Can any sprinter, carrying the same weights, surpass this achievement?
In this play he had to move and he proved he was no sprinter.
Indeed I was built more like a "quarter-miler" than a sprinter.
A sprinter may get into the Big League and never steal a base.
1560s, "to spring, dart," from Old Norse spretta "to jump up." Meaning "to run a short distance at full speed" first recorded 1871. Related: Sprinted; sprinting.