Stephanie Twell was happy with a respectable 9:00.38 and sixth place in the women's 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships final in Portland.
The Scot kept pace with the leaders for the majority of the race, only fading late on as Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba finished a comfortable first.
"It's different to a Diamond League race. It's a World Championships and you're here to compete," said Twell.
"That's the sort of competition I need for a major championship final."
Twell continued: "I was really happy with the way I ran it - and it was harder for me at the finish. I couldn't finish it how I wanted to, because I did the work early on.
"But now that's touched something and now I know where I am at."
In the same race fellow Scot Josephine Moultrie placed 13th in 9:29.10 on her British Athletics senior team debut.
In the men's 1500m final Chris O'Hare finished eighth in 2:46.50.
European and Commonwealth silver medallist Lynsey Sharp saw her 800m medal hopes ended at the first hurdle when she could only finish second in her heat on Saturday, running 2:02:75.