In some cases, you will need to describe one participant taking multiple actions in a single sentence. Although it is possible to join three clauses into a single sentence, if the individual actions contribute to a single idea, your resulting sentence may sound clunky until you employ parallelism.
Consider the following:
The track team was running its way to a state championship trophy, the track team jumped its way to a state championship trophy, and the track team had thrown its way to a state championship trophy.
The track team ran, jumped, and threw its way to a state championship trophy.
As always, it is important to remain consistent in your writing and use consistent tense throughout your paper. This is especially important when writing parallel predicates. Shifting tense within a parallel structure is almost always enough to break parallelism and therefore harm your writing.