HOUSTON (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!