ALICE Hopkins was overjoyed with an excellent performance on her Great Britain debut.

The Oxford City AC star set a personal best of 4,080 points to finish sixth in the pentathlon at the Indoor Combined Events International Match in Cardiff.

Her haul helped Britain’s women triumph ahead of the Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and France.

Hopkins set three pbs, excelling in the 60m hurdles (8.64secs), high jump (1.75m) and 800m (2mins 25.61secs).

The overall tally puts the 20-year-old third in this year’s British rankings for the indoor pentathlon.

And she was delighted with the way she performed in Wales.

Hopkins said: “I was just over the moon.

“Coming sixth with those pbs and an overall pb, getting over the 4,000 points barrier – that was so exciting.

“I was hoping to just enjoy it, but also come away happy with my performance, so the pbs were a bonus.

“It’s given me a lot of confidence to compete in that standard of competition and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the future.”

City’s Nathan Douglas was also in action, finishing second in the triple jump at the Vienna Indoor Classic with a leap of 16.11m.

The 36-year-old headed into his first competition of the season off the back of a ten-day training camp in Tenerife.

With just nine days to go until the defence of his British Indoor Championships title, Douglas was content with his performance.

“It was OK,” he said.

“It wasn’t the kind of competition where I needed to jump out of my skin. It was just to ease into the season, you have to start somewhere and take it quite easy.

“That’s what I did and round by round I was able to increase my speed.

“I wasn’t too accurate on the day and 16.11 is fairly modest for me, but I’ve come away from it with confidence.”

Clubmate Hannah England was left frustrated at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, America.

The 31-year-old lost her shoe in the mile race and was therefore unable to finish.

She took to Twitter afterwards and posted: “Walking away frustrated but luckily not injured.”