Houston boy, 7, enters record books for shot put

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Xavier Muhammad, 7, set a record earlier this month for his age group at a meet in Odessa. (KTRK)

A Houston boy with a gift for the shot put is now in the record books and going for more gold.



Xavier Muhammad, 7, set a record earlier this month for his age group at a meet in Odessa. He broke a record that had stood for six years with a shot put throw of 8.57 meters.

In 14 shot put events he's competed in this year, Xavier has come away with 13 first place finishes and one second place.

Xavier, a student at Matthy Elementary in the Pasadena ISD, will represent the Beastmode Track Club on July 26 in for a meet in Sacramento, then compete in the AAU Jr. Olympics in Humble on August 1.

His family has set up a GoFundMe account to help Xavier pay to get to Sacramento to compete.

Good luck, Xavier. We're all behind you!
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