sprint (n.) Look up sprint at Dictionary.com
"short burst of running, etc.," 1865, from sprint (v.).
sprint (v.) Look up sprint at Dictionary.com
1560s, "to spring, dart," probably an alteration of sprenten "to leap, spring" (early 14c.), from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse spretta "to jump up" (cognate with Swedish spritta "to start, startle"). Meaning "to run a short distance at full speed" first recorded 1871. Related: Sprinted; sprinting.